Over the past few years I’ve had the privilege of serving as a consultant for the US Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency, the associate director for a national non-profit organization, and the educational program manager for a professional development association. My experience encompasses a variety of roles from strategic communications, energy efficiency analysis, oil & energy policy, energy content development, social media strategy, and event management – where I’ve organized and implemented eight conferences across the nation over the past decade.
My two degrees in engineering are from Michigan State University (MSU) and Wayne State University (WSU).
The Bachelors of Science degree from MSU in Applied Engineering Sciences (AES) is a program that combines the technical engineering coursework with a concentration in supply chain management – which included courses in finance, marketing, management, and business law. The goal of the AES program was to blend the engineering and business worlds and develop graduates’ ability for solid technical problem solving in a business context.
At WSU, my Masters of Science degree is in the Alternative Energy Technology program, where I studied renewable energy systems including hydrogen fuel cell, solar heating and photovoltaic, wind turbine, and biomass conversion.
I am an individual member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and a Certified Business Energy Professional (BEP).
Today I continue to write on energy policy and other topics my blog: raylong.co/blog