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Drew Kramer

2022 VICE CHAIR
SENIOR ADVISOR, EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

Tri-State Generation & Transmission Assoc

As Economic Development Program Manager for Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Drew Kramer is responsible for working with the wholesale power supplier’s 42 member utilities to foster and pursue economic prosperity and quality of life initiatives in their rural communities across a four-state service territory (Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming). Drew develops and maintains productive working relationships with state and local economic development agencies and organizations, as well as managing Tri-State’s efforts to secure grants and other forms of federal funding to support the company’s operational imperatives.

In different roles over a decade at Tri-State, Drew has conceived and managed community engagement programs to support the company’s generation, transmission and mining operations. He serves or has served on boards and committees for several organizations, including: the Economic Development Council of Colorado; Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce; Craig (Colo.) Chamber of Commerce; Club 20; Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado; Adams County (Colo.) Regional Economic Partnership; Wyoming Economic Development Association; Nebraska Economic Developers Association; Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s Institute for Science & Policy; and the Rocky Mountain Institute’s eLab Accelerator program. He has significant experience in public speaking and managing public meetings and is a skilled writer.

Prior to joining Tri-State, Drew held a senior position at a Denver public affairs firm consulting public and private sector clients on energy, natural resources, travel/tourism, early childhood development and other matters. Prior to that, he spent over a decade in various communications and public policy positions in Washington, D.C. and New York City. A Montana native and Boston sports fan, Drew holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Stanford University and resides in Denver with his wife and two young sons.