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Anna J. Siefken

Senior Advisor, Office of Technology Transitions, U.S. Department of Energy

Anna J. Siefken, has spent her career making the business case for energy efficiency, climatetech innovation, and building performance as a means to address the world’s energy challenges and the global urgency of climate change. She is currently on leave from Carnegie Mellon University to serve as a senior advisor with DOE’s Office of Technology Transitions. Anna served as the inaugural Executive Director of The Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at CMU. She guided the Institute’s efforts to develop breakthrough technologies that will have meaningful impact and accelerate the transition to a sustainable, low carbon energy future. During her tenure, Anna worked to develop Pittsburgh’s regional energy-and-climatetech ecosystem; start-ups that she supported captured $313M in follow-on funding. In 2020, Anna was appointed Ambassador - Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) by the U.S. Energy Secretary. Before joining CMU in 2016, Anna was Pittsburgh 2030 District Director and VP of Strategic Engagement for one of the largest chapters of the U.S. Green Building Council. Prior to that role, she was a Principal at ICF, and Global Product Merchant for Energy and the Environment at The Home Depot HQ. Anna is a graduate of Duke University.