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David G. Frantz - Deputy Director, Loan Programs Office, U.S. Department of Energy

David Frantz is the Deputy Director of LPO, overseeing application review, due diligence, negotiation, environmental compliance and performance tracking.

Prior to LPO, Mr. Frantz worked at Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), where he managed a team with worldwide responsibilities for closing financial transactions helping U.S. businesses invest overseas and promoting economic development in new and emerging markets. Mr. Frantz also worked at Advance Capital Markets, a Washington, D.C. based investment banking firm specializing in international project and corporate finance, principally in the energy and power industries. Mr. Frantz brings over 40 years of worldwide experience in project finance, holding positions of senior responsibility with several private sector development and engineering/construction companies. He began his career with the international division of Gulf Oil Corporation and served in the oil and gas industries for over 10 years before becoming directly involved in the independent power industry in 1983.

Mr. Frantz earned two master’s degrees in International Economics and International Business respectively from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts. He received a B.A. and commission in the U.S. Navy from the Virginia Military Institute. Mr. Frantz also completed postgraduate work at the Harvard Business School.