COSEIA Names Mike Kruger as its First President & CEO

He was previously the Director of Communications for the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) in Washington, DC.

Mike KrugerThe Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA), an award-winning nonprofit association leading Colorado’s solar industry, has appointed Mike Kruger as its new President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Kruger has relocated to Denver to join COSEIA. He was previously the Director of Communications for the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) in Washington, DC.

Commenting on his appointment, Mike Kruger said, “I’m overjoyed to join COSEIA and the Colorado solar and energy storage industries. With the great strides made over the last several years, and the continued industry-wide price reductions, the market in Colorado will expand dramatically in the coming years.”

Kruger 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.

Commenting on Kruger’s appointment, COSEIA, Board Chair, Taylor Henderson said, “COSEIA’s Board wanted a leader who will be an ardent advocate for the Colorado’s 500+ companies and 7,000+ employees working across the solar and energy storage industries. Mike fits the build with his experience and the drive necessary to guide COSEIA through the transformation of the State’s electric power sector, and to ensure that Colorado’s homeowners and businesses have access to the most affordable electricity of all – clean electricity.”

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