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Kate Bushman

Kate Bushman is a principal with Cadeo, where she works with clients on strategic market research and results-driven program implementation. Kate is a consummate collaborator. She works with clients and Cadeo staff to consider innovative ideas, allocate resources appropriately, and develop well-supported recommendations. Kate’s Cadeo work focuses on providing market research and data-driven program implementation support in both the commercial and residential sectors in the Northwest. These efforts include working with Bonneville Power Administration to characterize regional energy impacts of lighting and HVAC technologies. She also manages the implementation of NEEA’s Luminaire Level Lighting Controls market transformation initiative.

Prior to joining Cadeo, Kate conducted energy-efficiency program evaluation and research at The Cadmus Group for six years. While at Cadmus, she performed extensive market research on the appliance recycling industry in California, evaluated the statewide residential energy-efficiency programs in Wisconsin, and measured the effectiveness of an innovative program design in Vermont. Kate also leverages her prior experience in the international development industry. There, she developed and implemented programs in the United States and West Africa. Her international experience strengthened her big-picture thinking, intercultural communication, and creativity.

Kate holds a M.S. in Community and Regional Planning from The University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. in International Studies from Middlebury College. In her free time, she travels whenever possible, hunts for new places to swim, and sings everything from country to opera (but always to very small audiences).


  • Market Research
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Research Strategy
  • Program Management