David Kolata

Executive Director
Citizens Utility Board

David Kolata is the Executive Director of the Citizens Utility Board, an organization called the “gold standard of consumer groups nationwide” by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

He started at CUB in 2001 as a senior policy analyst, moving to director of policy and government affairs in 2003. He was named Executive Director in September 2005.

Prior to joining CUB, he was a policy analyst for the Environmental Law & Policy Center, where he focused on transportation and energy issues.

David is a 1991 graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He received a master’s degree in political science from the University of Toronto in 1993, and a Ph.D. in the same subject from Vanderbilt University in 2003.

He is a board member of the Illinois Environmental Council.