David M. Klaus

David M. Klaus has spent more than half his career in Washington, DC, in public service, working in both the executive branch and on Capitol Hill. He currently is a William J. Perry Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, where he is co-leading a project on Public and Policy-maker Attitudes on the Siting of Nuclear Waste Disposal Facilities. He led the Office of the Under Secretary for Management and Performance at the US Energy Department from July 2013 to January 2017, where he functioned as the Department’s COO and oversaw the Office of Environmental Management. He previously served as the Energy Department’s Director of Management during the final two years of the Clinton administration and as Associate Director of the US Regulatory Council in the Executive Office of the President during the Carter administration. He worked as Counsel to Chairman John D. Dingell and the Energy and Commerce Committee of the US House of Representatives from 1981 to 1988. His private-sector experience includes 10 years in private law practice and more than a dozen years leading and working on behalf of nonprofit and multilateral organizations on energy, international trade, transportation, environmental, and economic issues. He obtained his law degree cum laude from Georgetown University Law School and holds a BA in US History with Honors from Stanford University.