"It always seems impossible, until it's done" – Nelson Mandela

Born and raised in Cincinnati, Carla Walker’s journey has taken her all over the world. From the halls of Harvard to Johannesburg South Africa, she has acquired the information, skills and network to truly be the change she wants to see in the world.

She served as Chief of Staff to Cincinnati mayor Mark Mallory and maintains an interest in the role mayors can play in global governance, recently guiding Cincinnati’s current mayor to commit to taking the city to 100% renewable energy use by 2035. It’s her long history with environmental issues and field campaigns that brings her to the Ohio Citizen Action board. “There are a number of environmental challenges at the state level and I’m excited to be a part of the leadership of an organization that works from the ground up to effect change."

Carla’s experience in strategy, communications and government & public relations prompted her to found her own consulting business, Think Big Strategies, which keeps her plugged in to policy currents and innovations around the globe.