Mark Brunner | Alliance to Save Energy

Mark Brunner

The Alliance’s Leadership

Unsung Hero Award Recipient

Mark Brunner

National Security and Energy Policy Director

Mark Brunner is the National Security and Energy Policy Director to Senator Mark Warner of Virginia. Prior to his work for Senator Warner, Mark served as a Congressional Appropriations Liaison for the Navy, where he was the Secretary of the Navy’s principal liaison to the appropriations committees in the House and Senate for all Naval Aviation programs and Navy classified programs. Mark has also worked for the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator John Warner of Virginia. He served as the Senator’s Military Legislative Assistant and speechwriter, providing analysis and formulating legislative policy on a wide range of national security and foreign policy issues. Mark also served in a diplomatic posting abroad as the Defense Policy Advisor to the United States Mission to the European Union, working on a variety of US-EU foreign policy and defense issues, and conducting public diplomacy with a U.S. and European public and private sector interests.

Mark played an instrumental role in representing my office as the Vice Chair of the Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency, and helping to develop the policy recommendations for Energy 2030. More recently, he has been a determined advocate for the Energy Productivity Innovation Challenge (previously known as the State Energy Race to the Top Initiative Act), a bill I sponsored that represents one of the key recommendations of Energy 2030.

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