Anne Kelly

Anne L. Kelly is the Vice President of Government Relations at Ceres, leading the Ceres Policy Network, Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP). BICEP is a coalition of 52leading consumer-facing companies advocating for meaningful climate and energy policy at the federal and state levels. Ms. Kelly is a registered lobbyist and is actively engaged on Capitol Hill on behalf of Ceres and BICEP member companies. She is an environmental lawyer with twenty-five years of combined experience in the private and public sectors. In the 1990s, she directed the Massachusetts-based Environmental Crimes Strike Force consisting of a multi-disciplinary team of legal and engineering professionals charged with bringing high-profile civil and criminal actions against environmental violators through the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General. Ms. Kelly later worked as special assistant to EPA Region 1 Administrator John DeVillars. In this role, she worked on corporate leadership programs and developed an International Pollution Prevention Program which was piloted in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Ms. Kelly is a member of the adjunct faculty of Boston College Law School where she has taught courses in environmental law and climate change. She has also taught environmental law at Tufts University, Suffolk University, and New England School of Law. Ms. Kelly also serves on the board of Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light (MIP&L) and is fellow in the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL). In addition to her law degree, she holds a M.P.A. from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.