Conner Prochaska

Conner Prochaska
Chief Commercialization Officer and Director of the Office of Technology Transitions
US Department of Energy

Conner Prochaska currently serves as Chief Commercialization Officer for the Department of Energy and Director as Office of Technology Transitions. Prior to OTT, Prochaska served as Senior Advisor and Chief of Staff of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).

As part of the agency’s leadership team Conner managed day-to-day operations and provided strategic leadership for the agency. Prior to joining DOE, Prochaska was Senior Vice President and the Associate General Counsel at a public investment fund where he led fund operations.  Prochaska also served as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Navy, obtaining the rank of Lieutenant.  During his Navy career Prochaska focused on Anti-submarine Warfare and Counter –Weapons of Mass Destruction intelligence.

Prochaska earned his J.D. at The George Washington University School of Law and his B.A. at Texas A&M University where he was elected Student Body President.

Recent Events and Presentations

March 5, 2019

ITIF released a comprehensive report on DOD’s energy innovation effort and hosted an expert panel discussion on its relevance to the fight to reduce carbon emissions, including ways civilian agencies might better leverage DOD’s investments.