About Mike Kruger
Mr. Kruger has served as the President and CEO of COSSA since October 2018. Previously, he was the Director of Communications for the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) in Washington, DC. He oversaw all public communications for the organization, including public speaking engagements, research reports and the annual SEPA Power Players Awards program.
Prior to joining SEPA, Kruger was the Deputy Director of Communications for the U.S. Department of Commerce under the Obama Administration. He also served on the communications staff for the U.S. House of Representatives Education and Labor Committee. Kruger earned a Master of Arts in Education and Social Justice from the University of London and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Western Washington University. When he’s not explaining the wonders of the electric grid, you can find him watching baseball.
2022 Panelist Profile | Q & A with Mike Kruger
What are you looking forward to at this year’s Energy Summit (aside from your session)?
Discussing the energy transition and how to power America's economy while also moving to carbon-free solutions.
Why do you think your panel topic is critical in the oil and natural gas industry at this time?
With customer demand changing and policy mandates increasing, it is vital that O&G and renewables work together to ensure no disruption to the comfort, safety or economic growth of our customers and the nation.
How would you recommend that someone stays current on these issues, if they are interested or want to know more?
I'm a big fan of podcasts. I would recommend Catalyst and The Carbon Copy from Canary Media and The Energy Gang from Greentech Media.
Any great books or binge-worthy shows to recommend?
I love Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. I think the series is doing a great job of staying true to the original series, while also using modern CGI and storytelling to engage a new generation of fans (my kids).
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