Executive Director, Citizens Utility Board of Illinois
David Kolata joined CUB Illinois 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 Illinois, David was a policy analyst for the Environmental Law & Policy Center, where he focused on transportation and energy issues. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, a Master’s Degree in political science from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. in the same subject from Vanderbilt University. During David’s tenure, CUB Illinois has become a national leader in using technology to help achieve consumer benefits, with a particular emphasis on an online strategy that takes root at the local community level. He is a board member of the Illinois Environmental Council and was named to the Crain’s Chicago Business “40 under 40” list in 2006.