Emily Skor


Emily Skor is the chief executive of Growth Energy, America’s premier biofuel trade association representing the majority of the nation’s bioethanol producers, an industry that contributes more than $50 billion to the U.S. GDP.  

Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy

Since her appointment in May 2016, Skor has dramatically expanded the organization’s influence, footprint, and membership, increasing member dues by 50% and doubling PAC contributions. Her organization includes nearly 100 biorefineries, including America’s largest—POET, ADM, The Andersons, Marquis Energy, and Cargill.  

Skor has led in strengthening key federal policies, bringing additional stability and certainty to industry growth in existing markets and opening new market opportunities, including sustainable aviation fuel. She designed and executed the strategic campaign securing a historic win expanding year-round market access for the gasoline-ethanol blend E15—a decade-long industry priority. She has grown the retail footprint for higher biofuel blend sales from 80 to 3,400 retail locations across 31 states and has driven sales by launching the organization’s first consumer education initiative, Get Biofuel, redefining bioethanol as a cleaner, more affordable fuel choice.  

Skor has driven new federal investments in tax credits and grants for biofuel production and infrastructure by positioning bioethanol as a critical tool in decarbonizing the transportation sector and reaching net-zero climate goals by 2050. 

Skor is a leading voice on sustainable fuels and the clean energy transition, has appeared on national, regional, and local news networks, and testified numerous times before Congress on industry issues.  

Previously, Skor served as vice president of communications for the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), a trade association representing America’s $30 billion over-the-counter (OTC) medicine industry. She also served as senior vice president at Dezenhall Resources, a nationally recognized crisis management firm, developing and executing plans for Fortune 500 companies. 

Skor graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wellesley College. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and two children.