Brandon Thurner

Senior Consultant

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 Senior Consultant in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management. He collects and analyzes U.S. natural gas export and import data from both energy and international trading relationship perspectives, with a particular emphasis on U.S. LNG exports. 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. His time as an international trade paralegal provided him with exposure to statutory programs within the U.S. government.


He has graduate student level work experience at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC; formerly the Overseas Private Investment Corporation) 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.