Local Veteran joins Consumer Organization as Lead Advocate for Mid-Atlantic
PITTSBURGH, PA – Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) announced today the selection of Pennsylvania native, Mike Butler, as the new Director of the CEA Mid-Atlantic. In this position, Mike Butler will lead activities to educate and engage consumers of energy from every sector of the economy – large industrial natural gas users, small business, retail owners, hospitals, transportation, and local consumers. By focusing on the importance of responsibly accessing available natural resources and the need for stable energy prices for business, agriculture, manufacturing, and other energy consumers, CEA Mid-Atlantic aims to expand productive, sensible discussion on energy policy across the region.
"Consumer Energy Alliance is pleased to welcome Mike Butler as the new Director of CEA Mid-Atlantic and part of the CEA team," said CEA Executive Vice President Andrew Browning. "Mike’s vast network and innate understanding of state politics, as well as his knowledge of the region’s energy, manufacturing, economic and consumer issues will add a powerful and effective component to CEA’s advocacy efforts in the Mid-Atlantic."
Browning added, "As someone that has worked in a variety of different roles within many successful political campaigns, it is clear that Mike Butler will provide valuable knowledge, leadership and guidance to CEA."
Prior to joining CEA Mid-Atlantic, Butler served as Finance Director for the re-election effort of U.S. Senator Bob Casey. After leading efforts to raise over $16 million for the Senator’s campaign, Mike’s was named to PoliticsPA’s "Top Operatives of 2012." Additionally Mike served as District Director for Congressman Jason Altmire, Finance Director for Dan Onorato for Governor, and fundraiser for State Treasurer Rob McCord. During his career, Mike has been responsible for raising more than $50 million for candidates statewide in Pennsylvania.
- ### -Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) brings together consumers, producers and manufacturers to engage in a meaningful dialogue about America’s energy future. Our mission is to help ensure stable prices for consumers and energy security. We believe energy development is something that touches everyone in our nation, and thus it is necessary for all consumers to actively engage in the conversation about how we develop and diversify our energy resources and energy’s importance to the economy. CEA promotes a thoughtful dialogue to help produce our abundant energy supply, and balance our energy needs with our nation’s environmental and conservation goals.