IWF is excited to welcome Mandy Gunesekara (back) as a visiting fellow. Mandy has extensive experience in the energy world, ranging from serving at the Environmental Protection Agency to founding a boutique energy, environmental and tax policy consulting firm, Section VII Strategies. Mandy will lend her voice and energy to IW’s energy and environmental commentary. Welcome Mandy!

Meet Mandy below.

Mandy Gunasekara is joining IWF as a Visiting Fellow for a second time, after her first fellowship was interrupted by an appointment at the Environmental Protection Agency, where she served as Chief of Staff during the Trump Administration. Mandy is a veteran Republican climate and energy strategist, communicator, and environmental attorney who has a well-earned reputation for delivering results. In 2020, she became a Principal at Section VII Strategies, a boutique energy, environmental, and tax policy consulting firm. Prior to her latest EPA post, she founded and ran the Energy 45 Fund, a Jackson, Mississippi-based non-profit dedicated to informing the public about the energy, environmental and economic gains made under the Trump-Pence Administration.