When it comes to energy and the environment, rules and regulations can have a significant impact on a state’s overall economic competitiveness. No one knows that better than Jason Geer, Director of Energy & Environmental Policy for the Michigan Chamber, who works every day with state lawmakers and governmental agencies to tackle legislative issues and solve problems on behalf of members.
“At the Michigan Chamber, we know full well the impact an overzealous regulation can have a member’s decision to stay or leave the state,” says Jason. “We work hard every day to make sure those members have what they need and that Michigan has the ideal environment for them to grow and prosper.”
In his role as Director of Energy & Environmental Policy, Jason directs the Chamber’s Energy & Environmental Policy Advisory Committee and is responsible for working directly with the State Legislature and state agencies to advance the legislative priorities of Chamber members.
Prior to joining the Chamber in 2011, Jason served as Director of Government Affairs for the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce after working for U.S. Congressman Dave Camp, the Michigan House Republican Caucus, and the Michigan Republican Party.
“We listen carefully to our members – large and small – as we work to promote legislative and regulatory proposals related to energy and the environment,” says Jason. “It is a tremendous responsibility, but it’s also a lot of fun because when a member comes to us for help, we find a way to resolve their issue. It may take a couple days, or a couple months or even a couple years – energy and environmental issues can be very complex – but we find a solution – and not just for the short term.
“My passion is to help our members resolve issues in any way, shape or form,” says Jason. “And I’m very proud of our successes and the leadership role the Michigan Chamber has played in the passage of key energy and environmental policy during my time here, including: passage of the 2016 energy law – which provided critically important changes to Michigan’s energy policy; reforming the Part 201 brownfield cleanup program; and transforming the rulemaking process for environmental rules. These were no small feats.”
“When difficult and important issues arise for our members, the Michigan Chamber steps up and gets the job done.”
Jason may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.