James Dozier is chairman of the CRES Forum board and its executive director. James brings a wealth of Republican grassroots organizing, advocacy, and political experience to Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum. James’ focus is on growing conservative support for clean energy solutions to enhance our nation’s economic, energy, and environmental security.
Heather Reams is managing director at CRES Forum. She is a 20+year veteran in strategic communications, public affairs and advocacy. She’s held a number of senior non-profit and agency positions but started her career on Capitol Hill working for Senator Bob Smith (R-NH) and Congressman Gerald Weller (R-IL11). A native Virginian, Heather is active in local and Virginia political affairs. She is also a wife and a mother to two young children.
Charles Hernick is the Director of Policy and Advocacy at Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum in Washington DC. As an energy expert who understands emerging clean technologies, market barriers, and policies and regulations, Charles was brought on to lead CRES Forum’s policy work and execute strategies to advance clean energy solutions and innovative approaches to reducing carbon emissions. For over a decade he has worked at the crossroads of economic development, energy, and natural resource management across the U.S. and on the ground in over a dozen countries in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Before joining CRES Forum, he advised executive-level decision-makers at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Agency for International Development on energy and environmental issues, and identified project-level opportunities for clean energy expansion. Charles as an M.A. in International Relations and Environmental Policy from Boston University and a B.S. in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior from the University of Minnesota.
Kelsey Callahan currently serves as Program Associate at Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum. Prior to joining CRES Forum, she was Development Director at Student Veterans of America, Deputy Finance Director for the Pennsylvania Republican Party, Regional Field Director of Southeast Missouri for the RNC Victory Campaign, and as Finance Director on congressional campaigns in Kansas City, MO, and Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte
Kelly Ayotte was elected to the Senate in 2010, where she was ranked as one of the most bipartisan senators working across party lines to find solutions to our nation’s biggest challenges. During her tenure in the Senate (2011–2017), Ayotte chaired the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and the Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Operations. She also served on the Senate Armed Services, Budget, Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Aging Committees.
Sarah Stewart helps lead the regional expansion team at CRES Forum. Long considered one of New Hampshire’s top political strategists, Sarah is best known for her work on presidential campaigns in the First-in-the-Nation primary state. Sarah managed John McCain’s winning 2008 New Hampshire campaign, served as Tim Pawlenty’s state Campaign Manager in 2012, and joined Jon Huntsman’s team as a Senior Advisor during the 2012 Primary. Sarah is President of b-fresh consulting.
Ashlee Rich Stephenson
Ashlee Rich Stephenson advises candidates for political office, independent expenditure campaigns and corporate interests. Ashlee provides political analysis and briefings for a number of groups and organizations. In addition, she appears as a strategist and pollster on Washington DC’s FOX 5 News and FoxNewsLive.com. Ashlee serves as Senior Vice President at WPA Intelligence.