Rob Sandoli is the Director of Strategic Initiatives in DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).  He oversees and coordinates a variety of domestic and international efforts to advance EERE's clean energy and climate mission equitably.  His previous positions at DOE include Director of the Office of European and Eurasian Affairs, Director of EERE’s International Program, and Senior Advisor to DOE's Under Secretary of Energy, among other leadership positions.  His energy policy and programmatic work has contributed to market development and deployment of clean energy technologies worldwide.  At the U.S. Department of State, he served as Deputy Special Advisor for Alternative Energy, focusing on renewable energy finance and international cooperation on bioenergy development.  As a Program Examiner at the White House Office of Management and Budget, he oversaw and helped to design and launch initiatives on a portfolio of DOE clean energy programs with an annual budget of $1.4 billion, helped to draft Executive Orders on Federal energy management and sustainability, and facilitated implementation of energy management directives across Federal agencies. He served as a Professional Staff Member on the Committee on Science (Energy Subcommittee) in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is the recipient of 14 Federal honors and awards for his work on energy, climate, and management initiatives, including the Secretary’s Appreciation Award at DOE, the Superior Honor Award from the State Department, and several OMB Special Achievement Awards.  Prior to his government career, he was a project manager and environmental scientist at a major consulting firm.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology from Rutgers University, Master of Science in Microbiology from Cornell University, and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Maryland.