The Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA) has appointed Mike Kruger its president and CEO.
Kruger was previously director of communications for the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) in Washington, D.C. He oversaw all public communications for the organization, including public speaking engagements, research reports and the annual SEPA Power Players Awards program. Kruger has relocated to Denver to join COSEIA.
“I’m overjoyed to join COSEIA and the Colorado solar and energy storage industries,” says Kruger. “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.”
Prior to joining SEPA, Kruger was 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.
“As COSEIA conducted its national search for the trade association’s next executive leader, Mike stood out for his vision, leadership qualities and excitement for the Colorado solar and energy storage markets,” says Taylor Henderson, board chair of COSEIA. “COSEIA’s board wanted a leader who will be an ardent advocate for the Colorado’s 500-plus companies and 7,000-plus 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.”