Chris O'Gwin serves as the U. S. Department of Energy’s Small Business Outreach and Commercialization Assistance program manager. In this capacity, he provides the overall direction and leadership for these aspects of the Department’s SBIR/STTR programs. In addition, he serves as the principal advisor on matters concerning overall program policy and operations, small business relationships, and legislative issues impacting both the SBIR and STTR programs.
Chris has worked for the Department since November 1987, holding positions of leadership in both management and technical organizations. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Education and Economics from Longwood University and his Master of Science in Government from the Johns Hopkins University.