Alex Kizer is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the EFI Foundation.
Kizer oversees the Foundation’s business operations and ensures the mission is carried out efficiently and effectively. He directs a broad range of activities to help the organization with its planning, budgeting, and project management structures. Kizer is also the chief manager of the organization’s research team and a senior policy advisor—responsible for overseeing the development of analysis, managing the portfolio of research projects, and advising senior leadership on strategic issues.
Kizer (pronounced KI-zer) also leads a range of analytical projects, including the Foundation’s hydrogen portfolio, which culminated in the influential 2023 report The U.S. Hydrogen Demand Action Plan. Previously, Kizer led major analytical studies, including Building to Net-Zero: A U.S. Policy Blueprint for Gigaton-Scale CO2 Transport and Storage Infrastructure; Optionality, Flexibility & Innovation: Pathways for Deep Decarbonization in California; Advancing the Landscape of Clean Energy Innovation, for Bill Gates’s Breakthrough Energy; Investing in Natural Gas for Africans, a project sponsored by the Africa50 infrastructure fund. He has also overseen white papers on blockchain technology applications for energy—an examination of the U.S. nuclear enterprise and the role it plays in national security, studies on large-scale carbon management, and a variety of budgetary analyses.
Kizer brings more than 15 years of experience advising clients at institutions including Sandia National Laboratories, the National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as energy companies that operate in the Middle East and Europe.
Kizer holds a Bachelor of Arts in public policy from Ohio University and a Master of Arts in international security studies from American University.