Kurt Yeager, the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), has joined MSL as an Advisor. During his distinguished career at EPRI, he led the development of the Electricity Technology Roadmap and the Electricity Sector Framework for the Future. Following his tenure at EPRI, he led the Galvin Electricity Initiative, and has also worked with the MITRE Corporation, the EPA Office of Research, and the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), for which he was the convening lead author for the Global Energy Assessment.
Kurt joined EPRI in 1974, progressing through a series of technical management and executive positions from department director to division vice president. In 1990 he became Senior Vice President for Technical Operations, responsible for the integrated management of EPRI’s five technical divisions. In 1994 he was appointed Senior Vice President for Strategic Development. In this position he was responsible for corporate strategic planning, core research and environmental issue assessment, client services, regulatory affairs, and government relations.
Previously, he was the director of Energy R&D Planning for the EPA Office of Research. Prior to that he was with the MITRE Corporation as associate head of the Environmental Systems Department and he was a distinguished graduate of the Air Force Nuclear Research Officer’s Program.
Kurt is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a Trustee of the Committee for Economic Development, and a member of the Conference Board, Inc. He has served on several National Academy of Engineering Committees and the Energy Research Advisory Board to the Secretary of Energy. He has authored over 200 technical publications on energy and environmental topics.
He received a Bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College and completed post-graduate studies in chemistry and physics at Ohio State and the University of California, Davis. He has also completed post-graduate management programs at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Finance.