Karen M. H. Hughes is the director of Strategic Initiatives at the Alliance to Save Energy. She is the lead team member working on the Global Alliance for Energy Productivity, a new initiative that builds on the success of the Alliance to Save Energy's Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030 initiative in the United States by taking the commitment to double energy productivity global. The Global Alliance is a network of companies, governments and organizations committed to improving energy productivity worldwide.
Prior to joining the Alliance, Karen was an analyst and team leader for Stratfor, a global intelligence analysis consulting firm. There, she handled economic, political and security-related issues in Latin America. Karen holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR and a master's degree in international affairs from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University in Washington, DC.