Kathleen Rogers

President, Earth Day Network

Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network, has worked for more than 20 years as an environmental attorney and advocate, focusing on public policy, international law, litigation, and community development. Under Kathleen's leadership, Earth Day Network has developed a significant role in advancing the new green economy and has transformed into a dynamic team of year-round policy professionals and activists.  Earth Day Network now reaches out to new constituencies, including young people and people of color, and integrates civic participation into each of our programs and activities.

During her tenure as Chief Wildlife Counsel for the National Audubon Society, Kathleen directed several programs, including its international trade, migratory species and biodiversity policy initiatives.  While with National Audubon, Kathleen was Environmental Representative on the United States Delegation-Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA).  She was also responsible for bringing the first citizen complaint before the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, the tri-national agency formed to oversee North American environmental issues.

Kathleen has held senior positions with the Environmental Law Institute, Piedmont Environmental Council, two U.S. Olympic Organizing Committees, and the United Nations Conference on Women. She has also worked for Garth Associates in New York City and the Beveridge & Diamond law firm. Kathleen was editor-in-chief of the law review at the University of California-Davis, and clerked for the Honorable John Pratt at the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Kathleen Rogers was named one of 2010’s top working mothers by Working Mother magazine. She has also been featured as Power Player of the Week on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. Most recently, Kathleen was awarded the Luminary award by Womensphere and the Urban Zen Foundation, given to women who are inspirations in their fields.