Damian Bednarz leads EnBW North America’s external affairs efforts, which includes community engagement, strategic communications, policy analysis 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 U.S., especially the once in a generation opportunity that comes from offshore wind development.
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 at the U.S. Department of Energy during the Obama-Biden Administration, including chief of staff for the Office of International Affairs and White House Liaison.
Damian was also 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.