Assistant Secretary for International Affairs (Acting)
Jonathan Elkind serves as Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of International Affairs (IA) and served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Policy and International Affairs from 2009 to 2013. Prior to joining the Energy Department, Mr. Elkind worked as a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, focusing on energy security and foreign policy issues. He also founded and headed EastLink Consulting, LLC, an independent consultancy focusing on energy, environment, and investment. From 1998 to 2001, Elkind served on the staff of the U.S.