Acting Director, Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs
Pilar Thomas (Pascua Yaqui) is the Acting Director for the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs. As the Acting Director, Ms. Thomas is responsible for developing national energy policy and programs related to Indian energy development. Ms. Thomas is also responsible for developing and implementing policy efforts within the Department and federal government to achieve the Office’s Indian Energy policy objectives.
Sarai Geary (Muscogee Creek Nation) is a Program Manager in the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs. As Program Manager, Ms. Geary designs and implements technical assistance and educational programs that positively impact Indian energy development and promotes energy education for Indian tribes.
Givey Kochanowski is U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Alaska Program Manager for the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs. Duty-stationed in Anchorage, Alaska, he is responsible for the support and delivery of DOE technical assistance, capacity building, energy education, and outreach to all Alaskan tribal entities. Mr. Kochanowski is a champion for tribal needs through the various organizational boards he sits on ranging from the Alaska Federal Executive Association to the National Defense Transportation Association’s North Pole Chapter.