Will Polen

Senior Director
United States Energy Association

As the Senior Director at the United States Energy Association, Mr. Polen possesses nearly 30 years of experience managing cooperative programs with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) promoting domestic and international energy security.

In this capacity, he directs the multi-year USAID-funded Energy Technology and Governance Program to accelerate regional electricity and natural gas trade, strengthen cyber security and facilitate electricity and natural gas market reform in the Europe and Eurasia region.

In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy he directs the CONSENSUS Project, which educates the public, policy makers, and energy sector stakeholders on the benefits of carbon capture and utilization technologies.

Mr. Polen holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Delaware and a Master of Arts in International Development from The American University.