Center for Energy and Environment

As Director of Policy and External Affairs for the Center for Energy and Environment, Mike is responsible for development, evaluation and communication of effective clean energy solutions for CEE.  Over the years, Mike has held a number of policy positions in Minnesota state government, including Senior Policy Advisor for Energy and the Environment for former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, and later worked for Wind on the Wires, the Midwest regional partner for the American Wind Energy Association, and Xcel Energy, one of the nation’s largest combination electric and gas utilities.