ARPA-E Deputy Director for Operations Shane Kosinski

Shane Kosinski

Deputy Director for Operations

Shane Kosinski is the Deputy Director for Operations for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), responsible for oversight and operations of the mission of ARPA-E as well as all ARPA-E programs.

In this role, Kosinski develops flexible management processes to create visibility for the clear oversight of more than 300 active research projects. As Head of Contracting Authority (HCA) for ARPA-E, Kosinski established and staffed a new independent procurement office completely internal to ARPA-E. In 2009, Kosinski was selected to lead the efforts of establishing the ARPA-E office as a new agency within the Department of Energy (DOE). In this role, Kosinski created and enacted the organizational capability to effectively and efficiently obligate a $400M initial budget. As the first employee of ARPA-E and the Acting Deputy Director, Kosinski led ARPA-E’s first Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), which provided $150M to 37 transformational energy projects that could one day change the way the U.S. produces and uses energy.    

Prior to his work at ARPA-E, Kosinski worked in the DOE’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer. During this time, he led several agency-wide efforts for the 2009 Presidential Transition and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Kosinski’s work focused on complex policy and financial issues impacting the Department.

Kosinski joined the federal government through the competitive Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF, formally the PMI, program) and began his federal career as an Economist at the Treasury Department. During this time, Kosinski held several positions that focused on streamlining and improving Department-wide management operations.   

Kosinski has a B.S. in Economics and Biological Science from Binghamton University. He also earned a M.A. in Economics from the University at Albany.