Philip Sgro Named Deputy Director of New Jersey Energy Coalition

Philip Sgro Named Deputy Director of New Jersey Energy Coalition

Posted at November 21, 2014 | By : | Categories : Members,Press Release |

MILLVILLE, NJ – The New Jersey Energy Coalition (NJEC) is pleased to announce the addition of Philip Sgro as Deputy Director.

Sgro joins the Coalition fresh off the campaign trail, where he worked on the re-election campaign for U.S. Senator Kay Hagan. Phil spent his time with the campaign working in research. Previously, Phil worked for the North Carolina General Assembly, providing legislative assistance to State Senator Donald Vaughan of Guilford County.

“We are thrilled to introduce Phil as the Deputy Director,” said Dr. Edward H. Salmon, Chairman of NJEC. “Phil brings a strong personality and skill set that will help NJEC continue to fight, as well as generate support, for solutions to New Jersey’s growing energy needs,” continued Salmon.

Sgro is a 2013 graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.  During his time at East Carolina, he served as Vice President of Programs for the Delta Alpha chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma. Sgro is a native of the Philadelphia area, having grown up in Jenkintown, a small suburb of the city. He currently resides in South Jersey.

“Phil’s hardworking attitude, credentials, and past experiences make him a valuable asset to the Coalition, one that we are pleased to have represent NJEC,” added Acting Executive Director Kim Schalek Downes. “In Phil we have gained a key player in communicating with the public on important energy issues and initiatives,” concluded Schalek Downes.


The mission of the NJ Energy Coalition is to generate public support for the production of clean, reliable, affordable, American energy to meet New Jersey’s growing energy needs.  The Coalition seeks to achieve this goal through increasing the public’s awareness of the need to keep existing clean energy providers operational and to promote and support the development of new affordable clean sources.