Anna J. Siefken, LEED AP BD+C, has spent her professional career making the business case for energy efficiency, climate tech innovation, and building performance as a means to address the world’s energy challenges and the global urgency of climate change. She is currently on leave from Carnegie Mellon University to serve as Commercialization Executive with DOE’s Office of Technology Transitions.
Anna served as the inaugural Executive Director of The Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Through programming, targeted outreach, mentoring, and partnerships, she guided the Institute’s efforts to develop breakthrough technologies that will have meaningful impact and accelerate the transition to a sustainable, low carbon energy future. Her focus is on moving energy and climatetech innovation from the research lab to market.
In 2020, Anna was appointed Ambassador by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Initiative.