Vice President, Community Engagement
Director, Make an Impact Program
Expertise: Employee engagement, corporate social responsibility, consumer education
Katie Mandes is Vice President for Community Engagement and Director of Make an Impact at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). She is responsible for education and outreach to communities, employees and consumers, and directs the center’s employee engagement and sustainability programs. These include Make an Impact, a program designed to empower employees and local communities to understand and reduce their individual environmental impact. Started in 2007 with founding partner Alcoa, the program has grown to include Entergy and Bank of America and has reached more than 380,000 people. The program is available in the U.S., UK, Hong Kong, and Brazil.
Ms. Mandes previously served as Vice President of Communications at the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, C2ES’s predecessor. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Radford University and is a member of the National Press Club (Washington, D.C.) and the Public Relations Society of America.