Kevin Kolevar led the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability from its creation in February 2005. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Kolevar spent more than 10 years serving on the staff of US Senators Spencer Abraham (R-MI) and Connie Mack (R-FL). In 2000 he worked on the staff that created the Republican Party platform relating to the economy and technology.
Kolevar moved to the Department of Energy, where he served as chief of staff to Deputy Secretary of Energy Kyle McSlarrow from 2003 to 2005. In addition to serving as chief of staff to the deputy secretary, Kolevar worked as a senior policy advisor to the Secretary of Energy on security and technology issues.
He has also chaired DOE’s National Security Working Group and served as an advisor to the US-Canada Task Force investigating the 2003 blackout.