David Kolata is the Executive Director of the Citizens Utility Board, an organization recently called the “gold standard of consumer groups nationwide” by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
He started at CUB in 2001 as a senior policy analyst, moving to director of policy and government affairs in 2003. He was named Executive Director in September 2005.
Prior to joining CUB, he was a policy analyst for the Environmental Law & Policy Center, where he focused on transportation and energy issues.
Under Kolata’s leadership, CUB has become a national leader on using technology to help achieve consumer benefits, with a particular emphasis on an online strategy that takes root at the local community level. CUB is also one of the leading consumer experts in the country on smart grid issues.