Andrew W. Palmateer serves as Program Director for the U.S. Energy Association (USEA). In this capacity, he manages the U.S. – East Africa Geothermal Partnership (EAGP) and the U.S. - China Oil and Gas Industry Forum (OGIF). EAGP is a public-private partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the implementing partner, USEA. EAGP seeks to promote the development of geothermal energy resources and projects in East Africa, while facilitating the involvement of the U.S. geothermal industry in the region. OGIF is a public-private partnership comprising government and industry representatives from the United States and China to enable the two countries to meet common goals, including the development of secure, reliable and economic sources of oil and natural gas while facilitating investment in the energy industry. Andrew has a track record of implementing successful international energy partnerships throughout Africa, Asia and the Middle East with a focus on sustainable resource development, utility sector privatization, and integrating clean energy projects into the electric grid. In his roles with EAGP and OGIF, Andrew collaborates with U.S. Government agencies, the international donor community, public sector stakeholders, and private sector stakeholders to promote the sustainable development and use of global energy resources. Andrew holds a degree in International Economic Relations from American University.