Founder and Chairman of the Young Conservatives for Energy Reform
As founder of Young Conservatives for Energy Reform, Michele Combs has lots of experience in Republican politics, working on many campaigns for Republican candidates on a national, state and local level. Ms. Combs was one of first young leaders to get involved with the issue of clean energy in 2008. She has built the Young Conservatives for Energy Reform to one of the most successful conservative organizations on clean energy with over 100,000 supporters nationwide. She has spoken to thousands of conservatives around the country on the issue and is considered one of the country’s top conservative voices on clean energy, stewardship and the environment.
Michele Combs began her role in politics in college and at age 21 became the State Chairman of the South Carolina Young Republicans. Michele personally oversaw the growth of her chapter to one of the most active in the country and was elected as “Young Republican of the Year” by the Young Republican National Federation.
Ms. Combs was chosen to head up the Educational Service Corp by the State Superintendent of Education, Barbara Nielson. Michele brought together corporations and children from all over the state and raised thousands of dollars to assist with vital program funding for state educational programs. Under her leadership, she also created summer programs and camps for underprivileged kids around the state.
Michele owned her own Special Events and Production company, in which she produced hundreds of corporate and political events across the country. Michele’s diverse client base included the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, World Cup of Golf, events at the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention. In addition, Ms. Combs produced events for Steve Forbes, Governor Campbell, Governor Beasley, US Senator Strom Thurmond, Governor Mark Sanford, Pat Robertson and many Congressional and Senatorial events. Her company was honored to produce five major presidential inaugural events for President George W. Bush.
Michele served as Director of Special Projects for the Christian Coalition of America and was then promoted a year later to the Director of Communications. She has been quoted in major print media including the New York Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Washington Times, People and Rolling Stone Magazine. She has appeared on various news networks including the Bill Moyers Show on PBS, NBC news and several other media outlets. Ms. Combs has also testified in front of Congressional committees including the Commerce Senate Committee, Energy House Committee, Judiciary House Committee, the FCC and spoke at national universities including Stanford University.