Landon Derentz is senior director and Morningstar Chair for Global Energy Security at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center. Under his leadership, the Global Energy Center devises solutions to the geopolitical, sustainability, and economic challenges of the changing global energy landscape.

During his career, Derentz has engaged in all facets of US energy and climate policy, including as director for energy at the White House, director for Middle Eastern and African affairs at the US Department of Energy, as an energy policy advisor in the US Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources, and as a presidential management fellow in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the Department of Energy. Derentz has deep experience building diverse coalitions across governments, the private sector, and civil society. He led US efforts to establish the Net-Zero Producers Forum and served as the US representative and vice chairman of the International Energy Agency’s standing groups on emergency questions and the oil market. Additionally, Derentz proudly served as an officer in the United States Air Force.

Derentz graduated with a juris doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law, a master of public policy from the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at The George Washington University, and a bachelor of arts in communication from the University of Southern California.