Kelly E. Boyd (Integral ’84) has been recently added to the School of Liberal Arts Dean's Advisory Board. Kelly has had an extensive career in the energy and environmental sectors as well as in the public policy realm. She began her career as a regulator handling mergers and anti-trust issues at the California Public Utilities Commission and was tapped to be the Chief Consultant in the California State Assembly’s Energy Committee during the state’s energy crisis of 200-2002.
After representing Verizon, Edison International, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and numerous communications and energy associations while with the Manatt and Nossaman Law firms, she became an executive with Edison, heading up State Public Affairs for California and serving as part of its Senior Women’s Leadership Team. Since leaving Edison in 2015, she has continued to represent energy, water and environmental firms and associations – primarily in the clean energy and emerging technologies space and serves on various state Task Forces related to wildfire prevention/resilience, forest management, and sustainability. Kelly also serves on non-profit boards and was a founding board member of California Women in Energy and is the Executive Director of the California Low Carbon Fuel and Energy Coalition. She is active in mentoring programs, including serving as a sponsor and long-time mentor in the SheShares Program, and as an ambassador of Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper Team, actively engaging in inclusive, multi-generational and multi-cultural outreach and networking. She lives outside Sacramento with her Labrador, Lois, and is the mother of three grown children.