Renewable Energy Policy & Market Development
Prior to this Mike worked at GE for 11 years in a variety of roles in renewable and distributed energy. Most of this time was spent focused on business and policy strategy as well as commercial transactions. He served on a number of boards including the American Wind Wildlife Institute, Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition, Interwest Energy Alliance, Wind on the Wires, and the Southern Wind Energy Association. Mike also served as the co-chair of the American Wind Energy Association’s State Policy Committee and Siting and Environmental Compliance Committees. He is co-holder of a patent for the application of ultrasonic bat deterrents on wind turbines.
While at Erb, Mike studied corporate sustainability strategies and explored natural resource conservation as well. He is a contributing author to the Pew Center’s October 2006 report Getting Ahead of the Curve: Corporate Strategies That Address Climate Change. He held internships at the Grand Canyon Trust developing plans for conservation-minded ranching and Weyerhaeuser where he performed a valuation of carbon credits to inform the company’s climate policy position. His MAP project took him to East Africa to analyze microfinance market opportunities, an experience that was truly world-expanding for him. Prior to graduate school he was a manager in the Financial Advisory Services group at Deloitte & Touche, LLP. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and business from Lafayette College.