Michael Jung serves as the founding Policy Wonk at Silver Spring Networks, a pioneer and leader in building the Smart Grid and the Internet of Things. He was appointed by Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber in 2011 to chair a state energy plan task force. Michael was a founding board member of Smart Grid Oregon and remains an advisory board member at Smart Grid Northwest. He has served as an expert lecturer with the National Regulatory Research Institute and Portland State University, and he is an acclaimed public speaker and thought leader on energy policy.
Prior to joining Silver Spring Networks, Michael served as an energy policy advisor to the campaign and administration of Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. He previously managed climate change policy at American Electric Power and also worked as chief of staff to the President of the company’s flagship operating company, AEP Ohio.
Michael is a U.S. Fulbright Fellow, a Tae Kwon Do black belt, a former competitive ballroom dancer, a professional ski instructor, ping pong entrepreneur, and an 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 three children.