Givey Kochanowski - Program Manager, Alaska
Givey Kochanowski is the Alaska program manager for the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs. Duty-stationed in Anchorage, Alaska, he is responsible for the support and delivery of DOE technical assistance, capacity building, energy education, and outreach to all Alaskan tribal entities. He oversees the most efficient utilization of federal financial and technical resources from across DOE to promote Alaska Native energy cost reduction, economic development, and increased self-determination for all Tribes. This is accomplished by maximizing the government-to-government relationship all federally-recognized Tribes have with the federal government and by leading coordinated, inter-agency support for tribal energy needs and projects. Mr. Kochanowski is a champion for tribal needs through the various organizational boards on which he serves, ranging from the Alaska Federal Executive Association to the National Defense Transportation Association’s North Pole Chapter.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Kochanowski served in a wide range of federal military and civilian capacities where he developed in-depth global, Alaskan, and remote logistics expertise. Most recently he served as the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Customer Service Director for Alaska where he was instrumental in expanding tribal use of federal contracting and supply programs. He developed numerous training materials, publications, and programs to increase federal support and service to rural Alaska. He served in a similar capacity in GSA’s Germany Field Office supporting U.S. activities across Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Mr. Kochanowski began his civil service career as the U.S. Forest Service’s Alaska Regional Fleet Manager where he led organizational and safety cultural change for a diverse fleet of ground, water and aircraft in excess of 1,000 pieces of equipment supporting over 20,000,000 acres of remote Alaskan wilderness.
Mr. Kochanowski graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy then attended logistics plans officer training at Lackland AFB, Texas. He served in logistics leadership duties at Eglin AFB, Florida, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, and Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. In support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, he deployed to Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territories as the acting Air Force detachment commander. In 2003, he was selected as the Company Grade Officer of the Year for excellence and leadership in the 8th Logistics Readiness Squadron.
2001 Bachelor of Science degree in History, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado
2001 Aerospace Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2005 Masters of Art degree in International Relations, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
2006 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2007 Certificate in Lean Logistics, St. Louis University, Missouri