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 Andy Karsner Biography

Andy Karsner is managing partner of Emerson Collective, senior strategist at Alphabet X, and Precourt Energy Scholar at Stanford University. As an entrepreneur and advisor, he worked with venture capital and private-equity portfolios for start-ups including Nest, Tesla, Recurrent, and Codexis. From 2005 to 2008, Karsner was assistant US energy secretary for efficiency and renewable energy. His previous global leadership roles include founder and CEO of wind power development firm Enercorp, international agent of Vestas, and director and senior development manager for Wartsila Power Development. Karsner’s board service includes Applied Materials, Conservation International, The Gas Technology Institute, and the advisory boards of MIT Media Lab and Sandia National Lab.

Andy Karsner is executive chairman of Manifest Energy, a firm committed to energy development, investment and financing. Having experienced senior leadership roles in large corporations, entrepreneurial startups, government, finance and diplomacy, he founded Manifest Energy Advisors to offer select clients in industry, utilities, manufacturing and finance, timely strategic thought leadership in energy resources, technology and policy. Over the last 25 years, Karsner has developed and funded energy projects on every continent, including oil, gas, coal, wind, solar, biomass and industrial manufacturing. He has represented and negotiated on behalf of the United States in several important international energy and environmental accords. The Wall Street Journal deemed him: "The Wolf in the Henhouse" for his unique voice in Washington and advocacy for policy solutions that diversify our energy mix, enhance global security and the environment, and promote economic growth and development.

From 2005 to 2008, Karsner served as America's ninth Assistant Secretary of Energy (for Efficiency and Renewable Energy) during a period of unprecedented growth in clean energy technologies, private sector investments and bipartisan public policy. Karsner managed the approximately $2 billion annual federal applied science, research and development portfolio, promoting marketplace integration of energy technologies for transportation, generation and efficiency. Karsner also served as America's senior-most regulator for energy efficiency including building codes, vehicle technologies, lighting and appliance standards, including responsibility for commercial, residential, and industrial natural gas efficiency. His leadership was vital in building successive legislative coalitions to pass the landmark America Competes Act of 2007, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and implementing the comprehensive Energy Policy Act of 2005, the only comprehensive energy policy America has enacted in the last 30 years.

Prior to public service Karsner held several global leadership positions, including CEO of Enercorp, a power development firm involved in international project development, management and financing of energy infrastructure; director and senior development manager for Wartsila Power Development and other multinational energy and development firms. Karsner's extensive experience spans equity investing, asset development, operations, commodities, project management and project financing large-scale power projects in North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He personally led in financial closings in excess of half-billion dollars and contributed to technology diffusion, job creation, and new company startups in emerging markets.

Karsner currently sits on several prominent boards including: Applied Materials (Nasdaq: AMAT), the world's leading nano-manufacturer; Codexis (Nasdaq: CDXS), the genomics leader for bio-industrial technologies; Conservation International; The Gas Technology Institute, University of Chicago's Argonne National Laboratory; the Automotive X Prize Foundation and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. He is a Hoover Fellow at Stanford University, an Associate of the Belfer Center at Harvard Kennedy School, an advisor at the MIT Energy Institute and Sandia National Lab, a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, distinguished fellow at the Council on Competitiveness, life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and National Petroleum Council, and participant in the Bilderberg transatlantic dialogue. He is a recipient of the “President's Award” from the United States Green Building Council and top leadership honors from the United States Energy Association and the Alliance to Save Energy. H.M. King Carl Gustav of Sweden knighted Karsner as “Royal Commander of the Polar Star” for his role in advancing European-US technology collaboration.

Karsner received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Rice University, subsequently received the Hugh Scott Cameron award for distinguished alumni service, a Master of Arts degree from Hong Kong University and a fellowship from Rotary International. Karsner and his wife spent 12 years based in London and Hong Kong. They are multilingual, have visited every continent and more than 100 nations for work and pleasure and reside with their four daughters in Bethesda, Maryland.

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  • Energy Unexplored: Opportunity for the Resourceful in a New Era of Abundance

    The world is burgeoning with new ideas, innovation and inventions that will transform our understanding of energy as a scarce, exhaustible resource. Which global market holds the greatest competitive advantage? What is the next major “game changer” for those seeking to be at the forefront of the future? How does all this rapid change offer you advantages in your household, in the markets, and on the global stage? During this candid presentation, Andy Karsner explores the political and business landscape to share with audiences an outlook of energy innovation that holds boundless opportunity for the bold. Having developed and funded energy projects on every continent—including oil, gas, coal, wind, solar, biomass—Karsner shares his experience and unmatched understanding of the potential for energy to become the catalyst for the next wave of economic transformation. (Note: Because of Karsner’s breadth and range of experience, this topic can be customized for audiences to do a deep dive into the elements of their priority and concern, such as: current finance, investment, trade, policy and regulatory issues, as well as business segments and sectors, including power generation, oil and gas, efficiency, technology, industry, and manufacturing.)

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Andy Karsner

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Andy Karsner Biography

Andy Karsner is managing partner of Emerson Collective, senior strategist at Alphabet X, and Precourt Energy Scholar at Stanford University. As an entrepreneur and advisor, he worked with venture capital and private-equity portfolios for start-ups including Nest, Tesla, Recurrent, and Codexis. From 2005 to 2008, Karsner was assistant US energy secretary for efficiency and renewable energy. His previous global leadership roles include founder and CEO of wind power development firm Enercorp, international agent of Vestas, and director and senior development manager for Wartsila Power Development. Karsner’s board service includes Applied Materials, Conservation International, The Gas Technology Institute, and the advisory boards of MIT Media Lab and Sandia National Lab.

Andy Karsner is executive chairman of Manifest Energy, a firm committed to energy development, investment and financing. Having experienced senior leadership roles in large corporations, entrepreneurial startups, government, finance and diplomacy, he founded Manifest Energy Advisors to offer select clients in industry, utilities, manufacturing and finance, timely strategic thought leadership in energy resources, technology and policy. Over the last 25 years, Karsner has developed and funded energy projects on every continent, including oil, gas, coal, wind, solar, biomass and industrial manufacturing. He has represented and negotiated on behalf of the United States in several important international energy and environmental accords. The Wall Street Journal deemed him: "The Wolf in the Henhouse" for his unique voice in Washington and advocacy for policy solutions that diversify our energy mix, enhance global security and the environment, and promote economic growth and development.

From 2005 to 2008, Karsner served as America's ninth Assistant Secretary of Energy (for Efficiency and Renewable Energy) during a period of unprecedented growth in clean energy technologies, private sector investments and bipartisan public policy. Karsner managed the approximately $2 billion annual federal applied science, research and development portfolio, promoting marketplace integration of energy technologies for transportation, generation and efficiency. Karsner also served as America's senior-most regulator for energy efficiency including building codes, vehicle technologies, lighting and appliance standards, including responsibility for commercial, residential, and industrial natural gas efficiency. His leadership was vital in building successive legislative coalitions to pass the landmark America Competes Act of 2007, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and implementing the comprehensive Energy Policy Act of 2005, the only comprehensive energy policy America has enacted in the last 30 years.

Prior to public service Karsner held several global leadership positions, including CEO of Enercorp, a power development firm involved in international project development, management and financing of energy infrastructure; director and senior development manager for Wartsila Power Development and other multinational energy and development firms. Karsner's extensive experience spans equity investing, asset development, operations, commodities, project management and project financing large-scale power projects in North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He personally led in financial closings in excess of half-billion dollars and contributed to technology diffusion, job creation, and new company startups in emerging markets.

Karsner currently sits on several prominent boards including: Applied Materials (Nasdaq: AMAT), the world's leading nano-manufacturer; Codexis (Nasdaq: CDXS), the genomics leader for bio-industrial technologies; Conservation International; The Gas Technology Institute, University of Chicago's Argonne National Laboratory; the Automotive X Prize Foundation and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. He is a Hoover Fellow at Stanford University, an Associate of the Belfer Center at Harvard Kennedy School, an advisor at the MIT Energy Institute and Sandia National Lab, a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, distinguished fellow at the Council on Competitiveness, life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and National Petroleum Council, and participant in the Bilderberg transatlantic dialogue. He is a recipient of the “President's Award” from the United States Green Building Council and top leadership honors from the United States Energy Association and the Alliance to Save Energy. H.M. King Carl Gustav of Sweden knighted Karsner as “Royal Commander of the Polar Star” for his role in advancing European-US technology collaboration.

Karsner received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Rice University, subsequently received the Hugh Scott Cameron award for distinguished alumni service, a Master of Arts degree from Hong Kong University and a fellowship from Rotary International. Karsner and his wife spent 12 years based in London and Hong Kong. They are multilingual, have visited every continent and more than 100 nations for work and pleasure and reside with their four daughters in Bethesda, Maryland.

Andy Karsner Videos

  • The Green Room: The Elections and Energy on Vimeo
  • Andy Karsner on the Government's Role in Clean Energy Growth ...

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Andy Karsner Speaking Topics

  • Energy Unexplored: Opportunity for the Resourceful in a New Era of Abundance

    The world is burgeoning with new ideas, innovation and inventions that will transform our understanding of energy as a scarce, exhaustible resource. Which global market holds the greatest competitive advantage? What is the next major “game changer” for those seeking to be at the forefront of the future? How does all this rapid change offer you advantages in your household, in the markets, and on the global stage? During this candid presentation, Andy Karsner explores the political and business landscape to share with audiences an outlook of energy innovation that holds boundless opportunity for the bold. Having developed and funded energy projects on every continent—including oil, gas, coal, wind, solar, biomass—Karsner shares his experience and unmatched understanding of the potential for energy to become the catalyst for the next wave of economic transformation. (Note: Because of Karsner’s breadth and range of experience, this topic can be customized for audiences to do a deep dive into the elements of their priority and concern, such as: current finance, investment, trade, policy and regulatory issues, as well as business segments and sectors, including power generation, oil and gas, efficiency, technology, industry, and manufacturing.)

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  • How to book Andy Karsner?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Andy Karsner for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Andy Karsner, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Andy Karsner or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Andy Karsner?

    Booking fees for Andy Karsner, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Andy Karsner, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Andy Karsner?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Andy Karsner for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Andy Karsner for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Andy Karsner or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Andy Karsner or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Andy Karsner is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Andy Karsner for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Andy Karsner generally travels from MD, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Geoff Colvin, Andy Serwer, Jennifer Reingold, Van Jones and Amory Lovins. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Andy Karsner for an upcoming event.

Andy Karsner Speaker Videos

  • The Green Room: The Elections and Energy on Vimeo
    Andy Karsner on the Government's Role in Clean Energy Growth ...

Andy Karsner Speaking Topics

  • Energy Unexplored: Opportunity for the Resourceful in a New Era of Abundance

    The world is burgeoning with new ideas, innovation and inventions that will transform our understanding of energy as a scarce, exhaustible resource. Which global market holds the greatest competitive advantage? What is the next major “game changer” for those seeking to be at the forefront of the future? How does all this rapid change offer you advantages in your household, in the markets, and on the global stage? During this candid presentation, Andy Karsner explores the political and business landscape to share with audiences an outlook of energy innovation that holds boundless opportunity for the bold. Having developed and funded energy projects on every continent—including oil, gas, coal, wind, solar, biomass—Karsner shares his experience and unmatched understanding of the potential for energy to become the catalyst for the next wave of economic transformation. (Note: Because of Karsner’s breadth and range of experience, this topic can be customized for audiences to do a deep dive into the elements of their priority and concern, such as: current finance, investment, trade, policy and regulatory issues, as well as business segments and sectors, including power generation, oil and gas, efficiency, technology, industry, and manufacturing.)

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