Michael Jung, Policy Director, Silver Spring Networks
Michael Jung serves as Policy Director at Silver Spring Networks, a leading provider of networking equipment and smart grid services for utilities across the country and around the world. He was appointed by Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber as chairman of the state’s ten year energy plan task force; is a founding board member of Smart Grid Oregon; and serves as an expert lecturer with the National Regulatory Research Institute and Portland State University.
Prior to joining Silver Spring Networks, Michael served as an energy policy advisor to the campaign and administration of Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, where he was an architect of milestone energy legislation in 2008, Ohio Senate Bill 221. He previously managed climate change policy at American Electric Power and also worked as chief of staff to the President/COO of the company’s flagship operating company, AEP Ohio.
Michael has served as a U.S. Fulbright Fellow, holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, was once a competitive ballroom dancer, and is an Eagle Scout. He is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, Yale College, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.