Matt Krumenauer of Salem, Oregon, joined the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities in August of 2017. Matt is responsible for leading the Endowment’s Wood-to-Energy Initiative and is working on the ground to accelerate market development for new and innovative uses of forest products.
Prior to joining the Endowment Matt has served as a Project Manager for an investor owned electric utility, Director of Government Relations for a multi-state trade association representing cooperative businesses in the agriculture, financial, retail and utility sectors, a Conservation Biologist for a state forestry department and a Senior Policy Analyst for the Oregon Department of Energy where he was the program and technical lead for the State’s bioenergy programs. More recently he served as a Consultant to the U.S. Endowment and was responsible for guidance of torrefaction market development efforts through the Consortium for Advanced Wood to Energy Solutions. Matt led the formation of Oregon Torrefaction and the successful project to produce and deliver torrefied woody biomass for the largest utility scale test completed to date.
Matt has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Planning from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. Matt lives in Salem, OR, with his wife Gail and two children, Marin and Alden.