Hai Duong is the Associate Director for Finance at ARPA-E and is responsible for the financial management of the program. Prior to ARPA-E he served as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer for the Consumer Product Safety Commission. In that role he oversaw the Commission’s financial operations, including its budget formulation and execution, planning, accounting, procurement, and internal controls. He also led several process improvements that significantly streamlined the Commission’s budget processes and performance measures.
Duong has prior U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) experience, having served as the Budget Officer in DOE’s Loan Programs Office. In this role he managed the budgeting, financial planning, and analysis for programs that provided loans and loan guarantees for renewable energy, nuclear power, and automobile manufacturing projects. He also managed the budget execution, forecasting, and reporting requirements for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Section 1705 Loan Program that closed $16 billion in loan guarantees for renewable energy projects. Prior to joining the Loan Programs Office, Duong served in DOE’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer where he worked on the Department’s annual budget and strategic plan.
Duong’s other government experience includes financial management positions at the U.S. Department of Treasury and the U.S. Mint. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who started his career as an accountant and auditor for major accounting firms. He received his MBA and B.S. in Accounting & Finance from the University of Maryland at College Park.