Tom Cunningham is a Senior Public Affairs Manager at Equinor Renewables US, responsible for leading stakeholder engagement for the Beacon Wind project in the U.S. Northeast and for supporting strategic engagement across the U.S. Previously, he was a senior director for government affairs for Equinor in Washington, responsible for international affairs and trade issues. Prior to joining Equinor in 2017, he was Deputy Director of the Global Energy Center at the Atlantic Council. From 2003 to 2016, he was at the U.S. Department of State, culminating as Energy Diplomacy Team Lead for Europe.
He has taught a graduate course on European energy at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and served as a fellow in the U.S. Senate in 2009, working on climate and energy legislation. He holds an M.A. in German and European Studies from Georgetown University and a B.A. in English/Creative Writing and French from Colorado College. He is based in Washington, where he lives with his wife and two young children.