William Polen

Senior Director
United States Energy Association

As USEA’s Senior Director, Mr. Polen possesses more than 20 years of experience directing cooperative programs with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Trade and Development Agency, U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE), and U.S. Department of State supporting market transformation, energy trade and investment and technology transfer in the E&E region. In his capacity as Senior Director for E&E, he manages two major USAID funded regional transmission planning projects that have leveraged several hundred million dollars in transmission network investment: Southeast Europe Cooperation Initiative Transmission Planning Project and the Black Sea Regional Transmission Planning Project. Mr. Polen holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Delaware and from a Master of Arts in International Development from The American University.