MICEF Announces Hire of New Director of Programs & Operations

LANSING, Mich. (May 6, 2020) The Michigan Conservative Energy Forum (MICEF) announced today the hiring of JR Miller as its new Director of Programs & Operations. In this role, Miller will support a variety of communications and programming efforts, including leading the organization’s Fellowship Program into the new decade.

A Michigan native, Miller joins the team at MICEF with a wide range of skills and experience. Most recently, he served as President of Operations for Ellison Brewery and prior to that he was Director of Operations for Great Lakes Empowerment Services. His background includes extensive marketing and communications experience, program development, and military service. He has also worked both for Consumers Energy and with a consulting firm supporting Consumers Energy and other utilities in their energy efficiency programs. Miller earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Education from Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL.

MICEF works to educate the public and policymakers on the immense economic and security benefits of diversifying Michigan’s energy portfolio and moving towards a true “All of the Above” generation mix, with an emphasis on transitioning to cleaner and more renewable forms of energy.

“On behalf of our entire Leadership Council, we are excited to welcome JR to MICEF,” said Ed Rivet, MICEF executive director. “JR’s skills in communications, social media management, and operational efficiency will strengthen our organization and expand our reach. I believe we will benefit immensely from JR’s experience inside Michigan’s energy industry and that he will prove to be an invaluable member of our team.”

“As a Lansing area resident for 35 years, I am excited to help make clean energy a bi-partisan conversation in Michigan’s capital city and across the state,” said Miller. “Conservatives have so much to offer to the discussion on energy policy in Michigan, including ideas to help expand the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency by leveraging innovation and the free-market. MICEF has positioned itself as one of Michigan’s top clean energy thought leaders, and I am thrilled to be working with such an impactful organization.”

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About MICEF: The Michigan Conservative Energy Forum (MICEF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that advocates for common-sense, market-based energy solutions that increase access to clean, affordable and reliable energy statewide. MICEF was established in 2013 as a platform for Michigan conservatives to promote the benefits of an “All of the Above” energy strategy that values clean energy and seeks to level the playing field among energy sources. MICEF is a founding member of a growing network of conservative state-level organizations that promote clean energy and energy waste reduction to stimulate economic growth, create jobs, protect and responsibly use our natural resources, while improving energy reliability and enhancing national and grid security. To learn more, visit http://www.micef.org.

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