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Andy Karsner is executive chairman of Manifest Energy, a firm committed to energy development, investment and financing. Having experienced senior leadership roles in large corporations, entrepreneurial startups, government, finance and diplomacy, he founded Manifest Energy Advisors to offer select clients in industry, utilities, manufacturing and finance, timely strategic thought leadership in energy resources, technology and policy. Over the last 25 years, Karsner has developed and funded energy projects on every continent, including oil, gas, coal, wind, solar, biomass and industrial manufacturing. He has represented and negotiated on behalf of the United States in several important international energy and environmental accords. The Wall Street Journal deemed him: "The Wolf in the Henhouse" for his unique voice in Washington and advocacy for policy solutions that diversify our energy mix, enhance global security and the environment, and promote economic growth and development.

From 2005 to 2008, Karsner served as America's ninth Assistant Secretary of Energy (for Efficiency and Renewable Energy) during a period of unprecedented growth in clean energy technologies, private sector investments and bipartisan public policy. Karsner managed the approximately $2 billion annual federal applied science, research and development portfolio, promoting marketplace integration of energy technologies for transportation, generation and efficiency. Karsner also served as America's senior-most regulator for energy efficiency including building codes, vehicle technologies, lighting and appliance standards, including responsibility for commercial, residential, and industrial natural gas efficiency. His leadership was vital in building successive legislative coalitions to pass the landmark America Competes Act of 2007, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and implementing the comprehensive Energy Policy Act of 2005, the only comprehensive energy policy America has enacted in the last 30 years.

Prior to public service Karsner held several global leadership positions, including CEO of Enercorp, a power development firm involved in international project development, management and financing of energy infrastructure; director and senior development manager for Wartsila Power Development and other multinational energy and development firms. Karsner's extensive experience spans equity investing, asset development, operations, commodities, project management and project financing large-scale power projects in North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He personally led in financial closings in excess of half-billion dollars and contributed to technology diffusion, job creation, and new company startups in emerging markets.

Karsner currently sits on several prominent boards including: Applied Materials (Nasdaq: AMAT), the world's leading nano-manufacturer; Codexis (Nasdaq: CDXS), the genomics leader for bio-industrial technologies; Conservation International; The Gas Technology Institute, University of Chicago's Argonne National Laboratory; the Automotive X Prize Foundation and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. He is a Hoover Fellow at Stanford University, an Associate of the Belfer Center at Harvard Kennedy School, an advisor at the MIT Energy Institute and Sandia National Lab, a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, distinguished fellow at the Council on Competitiveness, life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and National Petroleum Council, and participant in the Bilderberg transatlantic dialogue. He is a recipient of the “President's Award” from the United States Green Building Council and top leadership honors from the United States Energy Association and the Alliance to Save Energy. H.M. King Carl Gustav of Sweden knighted Karsner as “Royal Commander of the Polar Star” for his role in advancing European-US technology collaboration.

Karsner received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Rice University, subsequently received the Hugh Scott Cameron award for distinguished alumni service, a Master of Arts degree from Hong Kong University and a fellowship from Rotary International. Karsner and his wife spent 12 years based in London and Hong Kong. They are multilingual, have visited every continent and more than 100 nations for work and pleasure and reside with their four daughters in Bethesda, Maryland.

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