Brandon Thurner

Project Manager

Brandon Thurner has over 15 years of energy, environmental, and international trade and development experience in both the U.S. Government and private sector.

He currently provides management and program analysis as a Project Manager, advising the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (DOE FECM). With FECM, Brandon plays a key role in publishing the Natural Gas Imports & Exports Monthly, which focuses on U.S. LNG exports. Through these efforts, he collects and analyzes U.S. natural gas export and import data from both energy and international trading relationship perspectives. He has also conducted extensive legislative reviews of several energy and environmental bills and acts.

Brandon has also helped international trade lawyers to prepare complex antidumping and countervailing duty statutory trade remedy cases for filing at the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and his time as an international trade paralegal exposed him to statutory programs within the U.S. Government.

He has graduate student-level work experience at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), then known as the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), and the DOC. He has a proven ability to read and interpret complex legislation and to implement large-scale statutory programs, such as through his time at DFC.

Brandon earned his MA in global commerce and policy from the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University and his BS in business administration from Alfred University.

Brandon lives in Fairfax County, VA and is a native of Mars, PA.