Mike Dillinger is currently the AVP of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and strategic programs at USAA where he is responsible for ESG strategy and protecting the economic goodwill of a $40B Fortune 100 private insurer and bank with over 38,000 employees. He was previously the VP of sustainability, environmental, and permitting at NuStar Energy where he led the Environmental, Regulatory Affairs, Remediation, Customs, and Permitting Departments and served in senior legal counsel roles.
Mike has over 30 years of military service including in the Army National Guard, active-duty Air Force and Air Force Reserves. He is also currently serving as the president of the Association of Corporate Counsel South/Central Texas Chapter and vice chair of the State Bar of Texas Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section.
Mike’s education includes an LLM in Litigation Management from Baylor University School of Law, LLM in Environmental Law from the George Washington University School of Law, JD from the University of North Dakota School of Law, and BS in Social Behavioral Sciences from the University of Mary. Some of his certifications include the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Directorship Certification, being a Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Certified Sustainability Professional and holding the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Credential (Level I and II).