About Us

About Next Generation Partners, Inc.

State and Local Government Affairs Lobbying Firm

Next Generation Partners provides a one-stop shop for companies in a value-added approach to both business and operational goals.

With our main office based in Central Pennsylvania, we are perfectly suited for ready access work with the appropriate state agencies, legislature and Wolf Administration. Our hands on business approach takes us to all parts of the Commonwealth on a regular basis. And our strategic business partners are located across the state. This overall structure allows us to have boots on the ground daily to help our clients succeed in their operational goals.

Mike Kriner


Mike Kriner – President & Owner

Mike spent the better part of 10 years leading the state and local government affairs work for both CONSOL Energy, Inc. and Allegheny Energy, Inc. in Pennsylvania. He has found that strengthening an organization’s partnerships with local and state governments, as well as the communities inside of its operational footprint are a must when trying to secure support for an external objective.

Before moving to the private sector, Mike served almost ten years in the Pennsylvania Senate in various legislative roles. His focus for most of his tenure was budget, consumer protection, economic development, energy, healthcare, taxes, transportation and utility policy. Prior to leaving the Senate, he served as chief-of-staff to Senator Joe Scarnati. He has very strong ties with all legislative leaders, committee chairs, regulatory agencies and the Governor’s Office.

Mike graduated from Moravian College in 1992. He and his wife Donna live in Palmyra, PA with their two sons, Dylan and Logan.

Creating lasting partnerships to secure desired results.

Mike Kriner, President and Owner