David KlausDavid M. Klaus has spent more than half of his career in Washington, DC in public service,

working in both the executive branch and on Capitol Hill. He served as the Deputy Under

Secretary for Management and Performance at the U.S. Department of Energy from July 2013 to

January 2017, functioning as the Chief Operating Officer of the Department and overseeing the

$6 billion per year cleanup of the environmental legacy brought about from five decades of

nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored nuclear energy research.

Mr. Klaus previously served at the U.S. Department of Energy as the Director of Management

and Administration during the final two years of Clinton Administration. During the Carter

Administration he coordinated the development of the President’s policy on personal privacy and

also served as Associate Director of the U.S. Regulatory Council in the Executive Office of the

President, directing programs on automobile and coal regulation. He worked as Counsel to

Chairman John D. Dingell and the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of

Representatives from 1981 to 1988, where he had primary staff responsibility for more than 40

federal statutes in the areas of energy, environmental, communications, consumer protection and

international trade policy.

Mr. Klaus’ private sector experience includes ten years in private law practice representing

clients on a broad range of legislative, regulatory and legal issues. In addition, he spent twelve

years leading and working as an independent consultant on behalf of non-profit and multilateral

organizations on international trade, transportation, environmental and economic issues. He

established and served as Consulting Director of the Wilson Center on the Hill Program at the

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and as President and CEO of the

Congressional Economic Leadership Institute.

Since leaving the Department of Energy in January 2017, Mr. Klaus has been working as an

independent consultant on energy issues and, in an academic capacity, examined issues related to

the management of nuclear waste. He is an affiliate at Stanford University’s Center for

International Security and Cooperation and serves on the board of a small environmental clean-

up company.

Mr. Klaus obtained his law degree cum laude from Georgetown University Law School and

holds a BA in U.S. History with Honors from Stanford University. He is a member of the DC