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The Honorable John G. Vonglis

Confirmed by the U.S. Senate in December 2017, John G. Vonglis serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Energy. As CFO, he is responsible for all matters financial of the department.  As CRO, he is responsible for risk management across the enterprise.  Additionally, John serves as acting Director of the department’s transformative Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.  The mission of ARPA-E is to advance innovative early-stage high-potential, high-impact technologies, while minimizing risk to the taxpayer.  

Prior to joining DOE, Mr. Vonglis was a senior advisor to Cross Range Capital LLC, a boutique private equity firm. Before Cross Range Capital, he was Senior Vice President of Finance at Red Apple Group, Inc., a $5B diversified business where he served simultaneously as CFO of its second largest portfolio company. Before this, he was a practice area leader with IBM.  From 2002 – 2009 he served at the Department of Defense. Initially, he was Director of Management Initiatives for the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, and later served as Principal Deputy, acting Assistant Secretary (Financial Management and Comptroller), and as the first Chief Management Officer of the U.S. Air Force. In 2000, he was a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from his native New York.

His private sector experiences include senior financial and operational positions within advisory, aerospace/defense, financial services, and high-technology firms. John also is a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and advises the Army Cyber Institute at West Point. He is a published writer, has appeared on radio and television, lectured at the U.S. Military Academy, and served on various boards.  As a former Eagle Scout, he is active with the Boy Scouts of America. He holds BS and MBA degrees from Fordham University, and a Masters in International Public Policy degree from The Johns Hopkins University.