Executive Director of the Loan Programs Office (LPO)
Peter W. Davidson was appointed by President Obama to serve as the Executive Director of the Loan Programs Office (LPO) at the U.S. Department of Energy. Mr. Davidson oversees the program’s more than $30 billion portfolio of clean energy and advanced vehicle loans and loan guarantees, making it the largest project finance organization in the U.S. government.
Mr. Dong Kwun Kim is the Acting Chief Operating Officer for the Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office. As COO, Mr. Kim oversees operations of LPO and the various divisions. Prior to holding the Acting COO position with LPO, he served as Chief Engineer and Director of LPO’s Technical and Project Management division.
Mr. Douglas Schultz is the Director of Loan Guarantee Origination for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office (LPO). He leads LPO’s lending activities focused on innovative alternative energy projects in the U.S. including solar, wind, geothermal, biofuels, clean fossil, nuclear, and the related transmission and extraction infrastructure.
Acting Director, Technical and Project Management, LPO
Ms. Valri Lightner has 30 years of experience managing technology development for the federal government. She has been with the Department of Energy for 20 years. For the last 3 years, she has worked in the Loan Programs Office providing technical management of a $30 billion portfolio including advanced technology vehicle manufacturing, transmission, fossil, nuclear, efficiency, and renewable energy projects.
Ms. Frances I. Nwachuku is the Acting Director of Risk Management for the Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office. Ms. Nwachuku is a senior risk manager with over 20 years of international and U.S. domestic experience in infrastructure, project, and corporate debt financing. Prior to serving as Acting Director of Risk Management, Ms. Nwachuku served as LPO’s founding Director of Portfolio Management.
Mr. Robert Marcum is Acting Director of Portfolio Management for the Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office. Mr. Marcum is a senior manager with over 20 years of experience in project and corporate finance as well as project development as both lender and sponsor. Currently, he leads LPO activities to manage the $30 billion clean energy and advanced vehicle manufacturing portfolio including asset monitoring and supervision, portfolio reporting, loan administration, restructuring of defaulted credits and recovery efforts.
Ms. Sandra Burrell is the Director of Management Operations for the Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office. Ms. Burrell oversees a wide variety of business management functions including human resources, budget and capital resources, and procurement and acquisition.
Matthew McMillen serves as the Director of Environmental Compliance for the Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office and brings over 28 years of experience in environmental impact analysis and program management to the Program. In addition to this role, he serves as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance Officer for the Program where he oversees the Program’s NEPA review and compliance processes, including consultations and coordination with other federal agencies and tribes.
Intake Program Manager/Sr. Investment Officer, LGP
Dan Tobin heads up the In-Take Review Division within the Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office. Mr. Tobin brings over 13 years of combined public and private sector experience in the renewable energy, finance and environmental field. Mr. Tobin manages the financial in-take review and is involved in negotiating and underwriting transactions within the organization. As one of the original members of the Loan Programs Office, Mr. Tobin was involved in the early formulation and implementation of the program in 2006 and 2007.