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Sarah Mullkoff hired to lead Michigan Environmental Council’s energy policy work

Jan 10, 2014
Sarah Mullkoff
January 10, 2014

Sarah Mullkoff has been hired as energy program director for the Michigan Environmental Council (MEC), the organization’s president, Chris Kolb, announced today.

Mullkoff has worked in natural resource policy in a variety of capacities, most recently as energy and climate policy coordinator with the National Wildlife Federation. There, she advanced clean energy policies and carbon reduction campaigns for NWF’s six-state Midwest region.

She previously worked for Clean Water Action as Michigan campaigns coordinator; serves on boards of directors for the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association and the Michigan Student Sustainability Coalition; and volunteers for social and environmental justice causes. She also serves on the steering committee for RE-AMP, a 160-strong coalition of Midwest nonprofits and foundations working on energy policy and climate change.

Mullkoff is a graduate of Michigan State University’s James Madison College with a major in International Relations and specialization in Science, Technology, Environment and Public Policy.

The West Bloomfield native will lead energy policy work for MEC’s 15-person staff. Established in 1980, MEC is a Lansing-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit coalition of more than 60 Michigan environmental, health and faith groups dedicated to achieving positive change through the political process.

“We are pleased to have Sarah representing MEC’s member groups at the table in Lansing,” said Kolb. “Virtually no aspect of our state’s public policy affects Michiganders as directly as energy policy. Vital decisions—stemming from Governor Snyder’s ongoing energy dialogue—will be made in 2014 and Sarah will be in the thick of that process.”

Mullkoff replaces David Gard, who left MEC after 11 years as energy program director. Gard is executive director of The Oberlin Project—a joint effort of the City of Oberlin, Oberlin College, and private and institutional partners to improve the community’s resilience, prosperity, and sustainability.

“I am thrilled with this opportunity to dive deep into Michigan energy policy at such a critical time for our state,” said Mullkoff. “I want to help make positive changes for Michigan, and MEC is the place to do it.”

Mullkoff is also a founding member and two-time captain of the Lansing Derby Vixens roller derby team where she is known by her alter ego, Mullicious Intent.

She lives on Lansing’s east side with her boyfriend, a pair of dogs, and a pair of egg-laying chickens. She enjoys urban gardening, classical piano and outdoor recreation.
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