Conference Speakers

Kateri Callahan, President, Alliance to Save Energy

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Kateri Callahan brings more than 20 years of experience in policy advocacy, fundraising, coalition building, and organizational management to her position as the president of the Alliance to Save Energy, a non-government organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., whose mission is to advance energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security.  Serving as president of the Alliance since January 2004, Ms. Callahan leads a staff of more than fifty; oversees a budget of approximately $10 million annually; and works with the Alliance Board of Directors, which includes Members of Congress, state and local officials and top corporate and NGO executives, to establish and oversee the core objectives and strategic plans for the organization.

Ms. Callahan serves as the principal spokesperson for the Alliance, appearing regularly before the Congress and the media, and addressing conferences and gatherings around the world.  She is a trusted source for credible information on energy efficiency and its role in addressing the environmental, economic and national security issues associated with the use of energy.

Ms. Callahan serves as the Co-Chair of The Keystone Center Energy Board and on the Boards of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, the Building Performance Institute, and The Keystone Center.  She also serves on an advisory council to the periodical Better Homes and Gardens and to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 21st Century Energy Institute.  In June 2009, Ms. Callahan was among the 23 inaugural inductees to the new Energy Efficiency Hall of Fame established by Johnson Controls Inc. and the United States Energy Association.

Prior to joining the Alliance, Ms. Callahan served for 11 years as the president/executive director of the Electric Drive Transportation Association, a nonprofit organization that promotes battery, hybrid, and fuel cell transportation technologies.  She also has served previously as a director of government relations for a nonprofit organization, as a non-lawyer professional at a Washington, D.C-based law firm, and as a legislative assistant to a U.S. senator.

John Carey, Senior Correspondent, BusinessWeek

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John Carey, senior correspondent in BusinessWeek's Washington bureau, has covered science, technology, medicine, health, and the environment for BW since 1989. Prior to BusinessWeek, Mr. Carey was an editor of The Scientist and a writer and editor for National & International Wildlife magazines. He spent six years at Newsweek. He has won awards from the Deadline Club, the American Institute of Biological Sciences, the Overseas Press Club, and the Aviation & Space Writers Assn.

Tom Catania, VP, Government Relations, Whirlpool

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Tom Catania was named Vice President, Government Relations of Whirlpool Corporation in July 1997. He is responsible for executive management of the corporation’s government relations function.  This position provides policy direction and participation in: all government lobbying activities in the U.S. and globally, including functional direction of the global government relations function; maintaining effective government contacts and regular reports to management on governmental influences on Whirlpool.  He represents company interests in U.S. and global government-industry relations organizations including: National Association of Manufacturing (NAM), U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable and selected global AmChams and Business Councils.  In addition, Mr. Catania is a member of the  Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Standards and Technical Trade Barriers which advises the Department of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative on international trade issues, and serves on the Business Environment Leadership Council of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Affairs Council, the Michigan Manufacturers Association, and the National Public Affairs Steering Committee of the National Association of Manufacturers.  He is the Past U.S. Chairman at the Brazil-U.S. Business Council.

Prior to his being named Vice President, Government Relations, he was Senior Counsel Latin American Region and lead attorney for Whirlpool Corporation’s legal and government relations activity in Latin America, including Mexico from 1994 to July 1997. From 1986 through 1993 he had a variety of assignments in Whirlpool’s Law Department in support of both its domestic and international operations.

Before joining Whirlpool Corporation, Mr. Catania was Special Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust and Consumer Protection Divisions for the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office from 1982 to 1986.  In that capacity he brought criminal and civil enforcement actions on behalf of the State and its municipalities and agencies.  From 1981 to 1982 Mr. Catania was a Law Clerk to Associate Justice George Scott of the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of more than $19 billion, more than 73,000 employees, and more than 72 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Bauknecht and other major brand names to consumers in nearly every country around the world.

Richard Crowther, P.E., Energy Efficiency Manager, The Coca-Cola Company

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Richard Crowther is the Energy Efficiency Manager for The Coca-Cola Company.  He has strategic responsibility for improving the energy efficiency of the nearly 1,000 Coca-Cola System production facilities spread over more than 200 countries.  His current projects support the Company climate protection objective to 'Grow the business without growing the carbon.'

Mr. Crowther has nearly two decades of diverse experience in the energy efficiency field and is familiar with all aspects of the industry from supply planning and demand reduction to full outsourcing of utility services.  His previous employment experience includes work with both natural gas and electric power utilities along with their unregulated subsidiaries, as well as central utility plant project development with a global Energy Services Company.

Mr. Crowther is originally from Mobile, Alabama and has lived in the Atlanta, Georgia area with his wife and 2 children for the last 20 years.  He has a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering Degree from Auburn University along with a Masters of Business Administration from Georgia State University and is a Registered Profession Engineer, Certified Energy Manager and Certified Cogeneration Professional.

Jay Dietrich, Program Manager, Climate Stewardship and Energy, IBM

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Jay Dietrich is a Senior Technical Staff Member on the Corporate Environmental Affairs Staff at IBM, with global responsibilities for Climate Stewardship and Energy Management. He has been with the company for 27 years. Mr. Dietrich develops corporate policies and strategies and serves as an IBM representative to groups such as EPA’s Climate Leaders and ENERGY STAR® programs, Green Grid, the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition Environmental Working Group, and the Information Technology Industry Council on the subjects of product energy efficiency attributes and energy and climate change programs. He works with IBM business divisions to promote energy efficiency in IBM’s operations, products and services, and translate those efforts into business and environmental value for IBM's clients.

Neal Elliott, Associate Director for Research, ACEEE

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Neal Elliott is the Associate Director for Research at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), coordinating ACEEE's overall research efforts. Dr. Elliott has also led the Industrial and Agricultural Programs since 1993. He is an internationally recognized expert and author on energy efficiency, energy efficiency programs and policies, motor systems, combined heat and power, analysis of energy efficiency and energy markets, and a frequent speaker at domestic and international conferences. Dr. Elliott also serves in an advisory capacity to industry, government, utilities, regulators and advocates on energy markets, policy and program design.
Dr. Elliott received BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University, and was a Dean's Fellow and received a Ph.D. from Duke University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina.

Peter Garforth, Principal, Garforth International LLC

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Peter Garforth is Principal of Garforth International, LLC a consulting group set up to help companies, cities, communities, property developers and policy makers develop competitive approaches to reducing the economic and environmental impact of energy use. Prior to this, Mr. Garforth worked for Honeywell, Landis & Gyr (now Siemens Building Technologies, Inc.) where he held several senior management roles, and most recently Owens Corning where he served as vice-president of Strategy. Throughout his time at Owens Corning, Mr. Garforth sponsored a unique energy management program that helped increase the company’s own energy productivity by more than 20 percent.
In addition to his current responsibilities Mr. Garforth has also served as a visiting professor at Purdue University, lecturing on business and the economic aspects of energy, and is past-president of the board of trustees of the Toledo Opera, and vice-chairman of Downtown Toledo Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of the city core. Previously he ran a consultancy in Brussels, providing services to companies, utilities, governments and institutions in the USA and Europe, with projects in the USA, Eastern and Central Europe, Indonesia, India and Brazil. He was also the co-chairperson of the International Advisory Committee at the Alliance to Save Energy in Washington, D.C., a founding member of the European Business Council for a Sustainable Energy Future, a member of the Steering Committee on Energy Efficiency Financing of the Russian Federation, and chairman of the International Institute for Energy Conservation.

Jay Golden, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University

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Jay Golden is an assistant professor and honors faculty in the School of Sustainability and faculty affiliate in the School of Sustainable Engineering & the Built Environment at Arizona State University. Dr. Golden focuses his teaching and research on the nexus of organizational strategies and technology innovations for sustainability. He is the Co-Director of the multiuniversity Sustainability Consortium which is developing a global standard for indexing the sustainability of consumer products. Dr. Golden also founded and directs the National Center of Excellence on SMART Innovations at Arizona State University.
Dr. Golden received his PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, and Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development from the Cambridge-MIT Institute - a joint program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Cambridge. He also holds a Professional Mastery of Project Management from Stanford University and has a bachelor’s degree in management.

He was appointed to the UN Life Cycle Management Task Force and was named an AT&T Industrial Ecology Fellow. Golden has testified before Congress on energy and climate issues, serves on the Advisory Council to Pew Center on Global Climate Change on Corporate Energy Efficiency, American Council on Renewable Energy Higher Education Committee, and voted to the Board on the Urban Environment for the American Meteorological Society. Dr. Golden serves as a special advisor on sustainability strategies to various global corporations and governments. In 2009, Dr. Golden received the Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Award for his work on Sustainabilty education and research.

Judi Greenwald, VP, Innovative Solutions, Pew Center on Global Climate Change

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Judi Greenwald is the Vice President of Innovative Solutions at the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. She oversees the Solutions program which analyzes and promotes innovative solutions in the major sectors that contribute to climate change, including transportation, electric power and buildings. Ms. Greenwald focuses on business, state, regional and federal solutions, as well as technological innovation. She served on the Resource Panel for the northeast Greenhouse Gas Initiative and the California Market Advisory Committee and is now serving as a policy advisor to the Western Climate Initiative and the Midwest Greenhouse Gas Accord Advisory Group.

Ms. Greenwald has over 25 years of experience working on energy and environmental policy. Prior to coming to C2ES, she worked as a consultant, focusing on innovative approaches to solving environmental problems, including climate change. She also served as a senior advisor on the White House Climate Change Task Force. As a member of the professional staff of the U.S. Congress Energy and Commerce Committee, she worked on the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, the 1992 Energy Policy Act, and a number of other energy and environmental statutes. She was also a Congressional Fellow with then-Senate Majority Leader Robert C. Byrd, an environmental scientist with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and an environmental engineer and policy analyst at EPA.

Ms. Greenwald has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, cum laude, from Princeton University, and an M.A. in Science, Technology and Public Policy from George Washington University.

Kate Heiny, Sustainability Manager, Target

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Kate Heiny is the Manager of Sustainability for Target, a Fortune 30 company that has more than 1,700 stores in 49 states.  She leads environmental sustainability strategy for Target, including operational innovation, public policy and business integration.

Prior to Target, she was a consultant with environmental consulting firms on the east coast.  She earned her B.A. in Environmental Studies and M.S. in Environmental Science from Tulane University and her M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

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