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Kathy Wirtanen
Administrative, Facility
& Conference Assistant

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Center for Leadership & Ethics
VMI, Marshall Hall
500 Anderson Drive
Lexington, VA  24450

Chris Tindal, P.E., CEM, Deputy Director for Renewable Energy, Department of the Navy Energy Office.

Chris Tindal joined Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) in Charleston in 1988 working in Facilities Management, Operations, and Energy Management.  Early in his job as the Utilities and Energy Management Division Director, Chris created, developed and led the innovative Utilities and Energy Cost Saver Tiger Team.  This program helped save the Navy over $9 million in energy reductions.  He moved up to NAVFAC Headquarters in 2006 to head up the Navy’s Energy Program. 

Chris recently moved over to work for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and Facilities as the Deputy Director for Renewable Energy in the Naval Energy Office.  In this position, Chris is in charge of setting energy policy and direction for the Department of the Navy, and promoting renewable energy resources.  Additionally he is developing inter-service and inter-agency relationships throughout the energy field.  Chris is a Professional Engineer and a Certified Energy Manager.

Chris Tindal has been a Navy man for over 30 years.  Chris graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1980 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He served on Active Duty on two ships in Charleston, South Carolina.  He still serves as a Captain in the Navy Reserves.  Originally from Alabama, Chris currently lives in Alexandria, VA.