Michael DiRamio, Manager of Strategic & Interagency Initiatives, Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy. Michael supervises a team in the Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs office leading complex inter-agency initiatives within DOE and across multiple federal agencies that support state and local governments and other key stakeholders with innovative approaches to delivering clean energy technologies. Most prominently, Michael leads the Clean Energy for Low Income Communities Accelerator, a Better Buildings initiative partnering with over 35 state and local organizations to help make energy more affordable for disadvantaged, high energy burden households through integrated energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions. Prior to joining DOE, Michael managed award-winning utility energy efficiency programs and advised federal agencies and states on major public investments to support clean energy industry development and create thousands of jobs. Michael also led the creation of several public-private partnerships in Detroit to help promote the city’s comeback during and following the Great Recession through clean energy development, sustainable community building, and workforce development.