Director, Office of Web Management, U.S. Energy Information Administration
Mark Elbert has served as the Director of the Office of Web Management for the U.S. Energy Information Administration for the last four years, maintaining and enhancing www.eia.gov. He studied electrical engineering at Virginia Tech, and started his career designing chips used in consumer products such as Volkswagen automobiles and Apple computers. Becoming fascinated by the Internet, he switched to software and eventually entered government service. His current professional interests are creating systems on the web to allow users to manipulate, analyze, and create visualizations from complex data sets using the new generation of web-based toolkits. In addition to a bachelor’s degree, Mark has a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, a Chief Information Officer certificate from the National Defense University, and most recently completed the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Senior Executive Fellow program.