Karyn Strickler is founder & president of Vote Climate U.S. PAC.  She has executive-level experience leading successful issue advocacy, congressional, U.S. Senate and ballot measure campaigns. Under Karyn’s leadership as executive director, MD NARAL made history passing legislation to put the principles of Roe v. Wade onto Maryland’s law books. “Abortion Politics in American States,” calls Karyn a “gifted grassroots organizer.” As executive director of the MDNARAL PAC, Karyn won 100% of targeted state senate races in Maryland creating a pro-choice, supermajority.  Read more.

Karyn was the finance director for Congressman Chris Van Hollen’s (MD-8) breakthrough race, raising an historic amount of money.  Time Magazine called him “a hero to environmentalists.” Karyn was the executive director of the national Endangered Species Coalition.  She hosted and produced the first and only TV show ever, dedicated exclusively to climate change, called “Climate Challenge.” She worked in Botswana Africa to train women in the campaign skills necessary to run for public office, doubling the number of women in Parliament in a single election cycle.  She is a worldwide lecturer on grassroots organizing and fundraising for United States Department of State.

Karyn Strickler earned her BA in Political Science at McDaniel College, where she was a member of Pi Gamma Mu, an international social science honor society.  She is a Chesapeakeman, Ironman triathlon, age-group champion with 140.6 total miles of swimming, biking and running.