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Kelly Vaughn

Director of Donor Communications
  • Development

Kelly is a Program Marketing Director with RMI’s communications team, where she manages communications strategy and campaign implementation for the buildings and development teams.

BACKGROUND

Kelly was RMI’s senior PR coordinator from 2008–2012 departing to serve as the director of communications for the Town of Snowmass Village. There, she was responsible for overseeing and executing all facets of marketing and communications for the government organization, supporting nine departments, and driving a deeper level of community engagement. She also served as liaison to the town’s environmental advisory board and helped champion significant investments in building efficiency and resource conservation while updating the town’s sustainability plan. Her background includes collegiate soccer recruiting and coaching, and communications consulting for nonprofits. Kelly has extensive experience in marketing and communications strategy, public relations, writing, and internal communications.

EDUCATION & AWARDS
  • MA, Communications, University of Dubuque
  • BA, Studio Art, Colorado College
LOCATION

Basalt, CO

TWITTER HANDLE

@KellyAVaughn

WHY I LOVE WORKING AT RMI

“I am proud that the work I do, and the people I work with everyday, are doing something positive for our future. As a mother, I can’t imagine a world where my daughter can’t enjoy the outdoors, or have access to clean air. I am challenged, invigorated, and inspired by RMI’s mission and vision.”

 

 

Authored Works
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Sparking an Economic Recovery

For all of human history, energy has come in one basic form: Fire. But, for entrepreneurs—investing in the new energy paradigm means opportunity.

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Live from D.C.: Reinventing Fire

We are live at the National Geographic headquarters for the public launch of Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era. Refresh often for updates over the next hour.

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Energy Retrofits leading the way for sustainability in Indianapolis

In a public announcement last month, Mayor Greg Ballard detailed the upgrades to the 73,000 square foot City-County Building. The comprehensive energy retrofit targeted the 1960’s era heating and cooling systems, and included improvements that reduced total energy usage by 46 percent, and are resulting in guaranteed energy savings of $750,000 annually for the next 15 years.

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In Case You Missed It: Greenbuild 2011

Last week, thousands of green building professionals from around the world gathered at the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green buildings. Greenbuild NEXT, hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council October 4-7 in Toronto was the first time the event took place outside the U.S.

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Our Reinventing Fire Commitment: One Year Later

Each year, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting gathers heads of state, business leaders, and nonprofit directors from around the world to share their commitments to action—a concrete plan to address an urgent global issue. In concept, these commitments can help organizations develop the partnerships needed to get these ideas off the ground. So far, they are off to a good start: Since 2005, CGI members have made nearly 2,000 commitments which have improved the lives of nearly 300 million people in more than 180 countries.

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Ten Surprising Facts About Our Energy Landscape

Today, America relies on oil, natural gas, coal, and nuclear to power our country. But, our aging infrastructure demands refurbishment to meet 21st century needs. By Reinventing Fire, efficiency and renewables can end our addiction to fossil fuels, create the core industries of the new energy era, generate $5 trillion in new economic value, and enhance resilience and security. The best news: businesses who are ready to lead this transition can become more profitable and resilient.

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Inside American Renewable Energy Day

Did you ever think you would find T. Boone Pickens, Chevy Chase and Ted Turner in the same room? The 8th Annual American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) brought a diverse group to Aspen last week for a cross-sector dialogue on renewable energy and clean technology. On Saturday morning, a keynote speech by Amory Lovins gave the audience a sneak peek at Reinventing Fire, due late October.

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In Case You Missed It

As late summer heat waves in Texas and other states put enormous strain on the grid, there has been a spike in coverage on the smart grid and demand response as key enablers of a more clean, reliable and flexible electric system. Take a look at this week's news roundup to read about different strategies to keep the lights on while transitioning to renewable sources.