Conner Prochaska currently serves as Chief Commercialization Officer for the Department of Energy and as Director of the Office of Technology Transitions, responsible for all commercialization activities across DOE, the 17 National Laboratories, and the Department’s other research and production facilities across the country.
Prior to OTT, Prochaska served as Senior Advisor and Chief of Staff of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). As part of the agency’s leadership team Conner managed day-to-day operations and provided strategic leadership for the agency. Prior to joining DOE, Prochaska was Senior Vice President and the Associate General Counsel at a public investment fund where he led fund operations. Prochaska also served as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Navy, obtaining the rank of Lieutenant. During his Navy career Prochaska focused on Anti-submarine Warfare and Counter –Weapons of Mass Destruction intelligence.
Prochaska earned his J.D. at The George Washington University School of Law and his B.A. at Texas A&M University where he was elected Student Body President.