Photo of Givey Kochanowski, Program Manager, Alaska

Givey Kochanowski joins the Arctic Energy Office as a Senior Advisor on loan from DOE’s Office of Indian Energy.  

Before joining AEO, Givey served eight years in DOE’s Office of Indian Energy as both the Alaska Program Manager and Senior Advisor.  He re-established DOE’s physical presence in Alaska and was the first career employee hired in that office. He delivered technical assistance, capacity building, energy education, and outreach to Alaskan tribal entities to reduce energy costs and improve economic development. 

He has an extensive military and international affairs background from his tenure as a Customer Service Director at the U.S. General Services Administration in Alaska and overseas. He also brings Alaskan logistics expertise from his position as the U.S. Forest Service’s Alaska Regional Fleet Manager and as an active duty Air Force commissioned officer. 

He is a 2001 U.S. Air Force Academy graduate with assignments at Eglin AFB in Florida, Kunsan Air Base in the Republic of Korea, and Elmendorf AFB in Alaska.  He earned his Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Oklahoma.