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Kayla Buter

Account Executive

Kayla has dynamic professional experience ranging from political campaigns, to exploratory research, and public affairs. At JCI she manages several accounts and key advocacy and coalition and engagement projects, also managing a team of associates to ensure that clients' varying needs are met. She has been central to a dynamic statewide effort to educate Californians on the importance of energy stewardship and energy efficiency along with a statewide grant program to help disadvantaged and at risk communities prepare for brown-outs and cutbacks of power.

Prior to JCI, she worked for a democratic campaign research firm based in Washington, D.C. She oversaw the vetting and research process on various campaign surrogates, organizations, and staff. Kayla completed opposition research for Stacey Abrams and U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff. She also worked for former California Congressman Harley Roudaduring his 2020 re-election campaign. As a community organizer she helped organize volunteers and assisted people to register to vote.

While Kayla was a student at American University she utilized her time in Washington, D.C. by interning at various organizations. Kayla had an internship at Nonviolence International where she researched non-violent methods of protest throughout the world. While she served as a Legislative Affairs Intern at Bose Public Affairs, she supported a number of education, energy and infrastructure clients. As a Communications Intern at People For the American Way, Kayla wrote several pieces for the firm’s blog including the importance of the Supreme Court in the 2019 primary and judicial nominees.

While an undergrad at American University, she served on the executive board of several organizations on campus and wrote monthly blog pieces for Leading Women of Tomorrow, an organization that encourages young women to run for office.

She graduated from American University in 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in CLEG (Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, Government), and a minor in Justice & Law.