Anne Dougherty is a skilled researcher and customer experience design consultant who specializes in the human dimensions of energy technologies and resource management. She is a widely known expert in behavior change strategies, marketing, education and outreach research, and emerging smart grid technologies. Anne views research as a tool to elevate the voices of underrepresented communities. While earning her Master’s in Social Sciences at the University of Chicago, Anne discovered the power of research by exploring the relationship between disinvestment in industrial economies and the impact of these macro-economic changes on the health of communities along industrial corridors in the Midwest. A lover of people and process, Anne is a sought-after thought-leader, speaker, and stakeholder facilitator. She has delivered multiple keynote addresses, including a lecture at the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and opening keynotes at visionary events such as Shades of Green. Anne has also presented on multiple expert panels for governing bodies including the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), NYSERDA, and the Minnesota Department of Commerce, and provided testimony for the Maryland Public Utilities Commission. Widely published, Anne’s work can be found in academic journals and peer-reviewed industry proceedings. She serves on the planning committee for the International Energy Program Evaluation Conference (IEPEC), has given over 10 years of service to the Behavior, Energy and Climate Change (BECC) Conferences, and is a current board member for the Arizona Technology Council.
Anne is located in Tucson, AZ.