Mike Kruger

Mike has served as the President and CEO of COSSA since October 2018. Previously, he was the Director of Communications for the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) in Washington, DC. He oversaw all public communications for the organization, including public speaking engagements, research reports and the annual SEPA Power Players Awards program. Prior to joining SEPA, Kruger was the 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. Kruger earned a Master of Arts in Education and Social Justice from the University of London and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Western Washington University. When he’s not explaining the wonders of the electric grid, you can find him watching baseball.

Stephen Jones

Stephen, President of Renewables for Primoris Services Corporation (PSC), leads the organization in execution of the Renewables strategy and exploring new opportunities in the market. Stephen joined Primoris in June 2019 as Senior Vice President of Operations. In April 2020, he was promoted to President with a strong vision and leadership acumen growing Renewables to become a diverse leader in the renewable energy business. Prior to joining the PSC organization, Stephen worked in heavy construction for six years and the renewable energy business for 24 years. Stephen has extensive engineering, procurement and construction experience in the wind, solar and power delivery industries. Over the course of his career, he has held multiple project and corporate leadership responsibilities. Stephen holds a BS in Construction Management from North Dakota State University and participated in the Executive Education program, Carlson School of Management at University of Minnesota.

Andrew Holder

Andrew began his professional journey in land development, specializing in construction and land entitlements. At Xcel, he initially served as a project manager in the reconstruction department before transitioning to the wildfire mitigation program. For the past two years, Andrew has excelled as the Xcel Energy Northern Colorado Area Manager for Community  Relations and Local Government Affairs.

In recognition of his dedication and expertise, Andrew was recently promoted to Director of Community Relations and Local Government Affairs at Xcel since fall 2023. His responsibilities include spearheading efforts to secure land use permits for the Colorado Power Pathway project across Northern and Northeastern Colorado. Notably, approvals have been secured in Morgan, Washington, Kit Carson, Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Crowley counites for segments one through four, with a pending permit in Weld County as of February 2024.

 Andrew’s leadership has been instrumental in fostering productive relationships with local stakeholders and landowners to navigate the permitting process for this crucial project.

Having spent his last year of high school in Japan where his father served in the United States Air Force, Andrew completed his high school education before being awarded an athletic scholarship to attend Colorado Mesa University, where he met his wife. Together, they have enjoyed over seven years of marriage and are proud parents to a two-year-old son and are expecting their second child soon.

Dan Haley

Dan serves as President & Chief Executive Officer of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association.  As President, Mr. Haley is responsible for leading the industry in Colorado legislative, regulatory, and public relations matters. 
Previously, he was Vice President of Communications, Development and Strategy at EIS Solutions, a public affairs firm where he served as a consultant for numerous corporate and political clients, including oil and gas interests. Prior to that, Mr. Haley spent more than 20 years in the communications field, including 13 years at The Denver Post, where he was the Editorial Page Editor. He also was Director of Corporate Communications for CoBank, a $100 billion bank headquartered in Denver.

A Colorado native, Mr. Haley has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Wyoming and sits on the Advisory Council to the USO Denver as well as the Colorado Advisory Committee for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition