Damian Bednarz leads EnBW's US team and is responsible for managing day-to-day operations and resources of EnBW North America to implement its business and project development strategies across multiple markets. Damian also serves as EnBW North America’s primary external representative on all public affairs, which includes community engagement, strategic communications and government affairs. After a decade in clean energy advocacy, Damian joined EnBW as it set out to build clean energy entities from the ground up across the US, especially the once in a generation opportunity that comes from offshore wind. Prior to joining EnBW, Damian managed a diverse clean energy and climate portfolio at Kivvit, a nationally ranked public affairs and strategic communications firm. Damian also served in several senior leadership roles in the Obama-Biden Administration at the US Department of Energy, including chief of staff for the Office of International Affairs and White House Liaison. Damian was a Fulbright scholar in Warsaw, Poland, where he researched Polish political parties. He holds an M.A. in diplomacy and international relations from Seton Hall University and a B.A. in political science from Marist College.