Karen LangeKaren Lange

Karen Lange is a partner in Shaw/Yoder/Antwih, Inc. and has worked with the firm’s partners and staff since 2006.

Karen began her career in public policy in 1998, first interning for a member of Congress. Following that, she began working in the California State Assembly. During the California energy crisis in 2001, Karen left the Legislature to work for Navigant Consulting, which was advising the State of California on energy contracts procured by the State. Karen then returned to the Legislature and worked as the Legislative Director for a member of the California Assembly, focusing on issues impacting the Central Valley – particularly health, agriculture and water.

Don Peterson hired Karen to become a lobbyist with his firm, Peterson Consulting, Inc. in 2006. Mr. Peterson maintained a long-standing strategic partnership with Joshua Shaw and Paul Yoder, and shared several clients – mostly counties. Since her hiring, Karen has worked on issues for nearly two dozen California counties and county-related organizations. Karen worked for Peterson Consulting for three years, until Don Peterson passed on December 9, 2009. On that date, Shaw / Yode r/ Antwih purchased Peterson Consulting.

Since 2009, Karen has expanded her focus area to include animal shelter and welfare issues, as well as working on energy policy.

Karen holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She is married to Alan Lange, and they have one son. In their free time, they enjoy water sports, house projects and cheering on their beloved Cal Bears.