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Pranay K. Udutha

Deputy Chief of Staff

Pranay K. Udutha is the Deputy Chief of Staff at the Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), where he is responsible for strategic outreach to venture capital, industry investors, and corporate partners. He also maintains relationships with Congressional and executive branch leaders to further ARPA-E’s mission.

Before ARPA-E, Pranay was a senior advisor at the White House, where he forged strategic partnerships with private sector firms and overseas allies to combat international drug traffickers. Prior to working at the White House, Pranay was an advisor to Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. He led a subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee for 2017’s tax reform legislation.  He also worked in the U.S. House of Representatives and at the American Enterprise Institute.

Pranay received his B.A. in international affairs from the University of Georgia and his M.A. in policy and management from The George Washington University.