Michael Jung is a recognized authority on grid modernization policy. Most recently, he served as Vice President for Policy, Government, and Regulatory Affairs at Varentec, a pioneer in grid-edge voltage control solutions. Previously, he served as Policy Director at smart grid infrastructure leader Silver Spring Networks.
He has chaired an energy task force for Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and served as a policy advisor to the campaign and administration of Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. Michael began his career managing environmental and climate change policy at American Electric Power, where he also served as founding chief of staff to the President/COO of the company’s flagship operating company, AEP Ohio.
Michael is a U.S. Fulbright Fellow, Tae Kwon Do black belt, former competitive ballroom dancer, professional ski instructor, ping pong entrepreneur, active tennis player, and Eagle Scout. He is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, Yale College, and the Harvard Kennedy School. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and their three children.