Michael Wu

Michael Wu is the CEO and Co-Founder of Converge Strategies. He has spent his career developing strategies, projects, and partnerships on community resilience, energy security, and distributed energy planning.

Michael has strong working relationships within the U.S. military and deep expertise in how the defense energy business is transacted. Michael has designed networks to promote internal collaboration for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the Military Services and built networks for the federal government to collaborate with the energy and climate innovation ecosystem. The Military Energy Resilience Catalyst [MERC] Program was created by Michael as an accelerator program for military energy resilience professionals to advance resilience projects, processes, and programs on military installations. As Executive Director, Michael has grown the Resilient Infrastructure + Secure Energy (RISE) Consortium™ to over 300 members who work with the federal government to accelerate energy and infrastructure modernization.

Prior to co-founding Converge Strategies, Michael served as a senior advisor on energy resilience, microgrids, and clean energy in the U.S. Air Force. In that role, he founded the Resilient Energy Demonstration Initiative (REDI) and helped create the Air Force Office of Energy Assurance. Michael also served as Energy Program Director at the Truman National Security Project, where he led a group of more than 100 energy experts to develop policies and model legislation.

Michael is a Fellow with the Resource Security Program at New America.

Education

Michael is a graduate of St. John’s College and Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, a professional facilitator with certifications from Rocky Mountain Institute, LUMA Institute, and the Interaction Institute for Social Change.

Location

Seattle, Washington

Military Service

Served as an officer in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps.

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