"Ninety percent of the skills I’ve needed to be an effective lobbyist and executive director I learned as a canvasser." Carrie Doyle
Carrie Doyle is the Colorado State Director at Obama for America, working to re-elect President Obama. Previously, she was the Executive Director of Colorado Conservation Voters, which was founded in 1998 with the sole purpose of electing environmental candidates to state and local offices. Between 2004 and 2006, Ms. Doyle served as the environmental community lobbyist for the Colorado Environmental Coalition. Prior to joining CEC, Carrie worked with the League of Conservation Voters where she ran programs to increase voter turnout, train environmental leaders, and foster strategic environmental campaigns throughout the Southwest. Ms. Doyle began working on public interest issues as a summer canvasser for the Fund in 1988 and 1989, while she attended college. After graduating from Stanford University in 1990, Ms. Doyle joined the Fund’s full time staff as a canvass director in Santa Barbara. She continued to direct offices in Miami and then Atlanta until 1992, when she became the National Canvass Administrative Assistant. In 1995, Ms. Doyle moved back to Santa Barbara to become the Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Board of the Fund, a position she held for five years. Her final position with the Fund and the PIRGs was as the Alumni Organizer. After leaving the PIRGs, Ms. Doyle worked on campaigns around a WA statewide transit ballot campaign and to protect roadless areas in Colorado. In 2003 Carrie was named Sierra Club ' s Professional Activist of the Year and in 2006 was nominated by Governor Owens to the Wildlife Habitat Stamp Committee.