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    Drew Bond Bio

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    Drew Bond

    Drew Bond 

    Vice President for Public Policy


    At Battelle, the world’s largest independent R&D and technology commercialization organization with over $6.5 billion in annual revenue, Mr. Bond is responsible for developing and leading the organization’s public policy strategies in the areas of energy and technology commercialization. Additionally, Mr. Bond is actively engaged in business and economic development, entrepreneurship, and investor relations.

    Mr. Bond brings a breadth and depth of public and private, profit and non-profit experience to Battelle.

    In 2007, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to the U.S. Department of Energy as Senior Advisor and then Director of Technology Commercialization and Deployment for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. There his focus was on accelerating the movement of technologies in the National Laboratories to the marketplace.

    His public sector experience also includes having served as: Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator and Assistant Majority Leader Don Nickles from Oklahoma; and Chief-of-Staff for Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Denise Bode, with a focus on restructuring electricity and natural gas markets for greater competition.

    Mr. Bond’s private sector experience includes having served as: President, CEO and Member of the Board of Directors of, a spinoff internet company later acquired by a publicly traded corporation; Chief-of-Staff for The Heritage Foundation, a think tank in Washington, DC; Sales Professional for Pfizer; and Media Monitor for Burson-Marsteller, an international public relations firm.

    A graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, he serves on numerous boards, including: the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Commercialization & Deployment and Venture Capital Advisory Boards; the Institute for Responsible Citizenship’s Board of Trustees; and is a U.S. Energy Association delegate to the World Energy Council. He resides in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and four children. Together, they are active in their church and community, including serving as a foster care family for neglected and abused children.