Kara is the Founder, President and CEO of the AnnDyl Policy Group (www.anndyl.com), an energy and environmental strategy firm that has supported its clients in addressing complicated energy policy issues since 2010. With over twenty-five years of experience in advocacy strategy development, lobbying and media relations, Kara is a leading energy and climate policy expert. She has directed national policy, communications, and grassroots campaigns spearheading education efforts with the Administration and Congress on tax, appropriations, and authorization issues for national and international corporations and NGOs. Kara has testified before State and Congressional legislative committees and authored numerous papers on energy efficiency, climate change, and smart technology. Kara has also led several delegations to the UNFCC COP climate negotiations. Prior to starting her firm, Kara worked on climate and energy policy at Environmental Resources Management, Owens Corning, the Alliance to Save Energy, and World Wildlife Fund. She also worked in the offices of Rep. Lynn C. Woolsey (D-Calif.) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.).
Kara holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego.