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January 24, 2021 Source:  Keith Krach

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Sen. Young intros Keith Krach, nominated Under Sec. State for Economic Growth, Energy & Environment

Nominated to serve as Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment, Keith Krach testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on March 27, 2019.

According to Senator Todd Young: “Mr. Krach’s professional achievements are impressive, and they are well documented. You have heard about some of them. He is a visionary with global experience that makes him eminently qualified to serve the President as Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment.”
“What he has chosen to do with his success demonstrates his character and devotion to causes that will leave this planet better for future generations.”
“As Salman Kahn noted, ‘Mr. Krach has empowered people to accomplish more than they had ever imagined, resulting in a profound impact on GDP per capita, international trade, and the sustainability of our planet.’”

The Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, known in State Department circles as “the E,” functions as head of economic diplomacy, in charge of economic statecraft for the State Department. Additionally, the E is charged with advancing the State Department’s economic development agenda; elevating and intensifying the Department’s efforts related to energy security, clean energy, and environmental sustainability; and fostering innovation through robust science, entrepreneurship, and technology policies.
Read Life & News’ article on Mr. Krach’s nomination – http://www.lifeandnews.com/articles/white-house-nominates-keith-krach-to-under-secretary-of-state-and-other-key-posts/
Mr. Krach was Life & News’ 2018 Transformational Leader of the Year – http://www.lifeandnews.com/articles/life-and-news-names-keith-krach-2018-transformational-leader-of-the-year/
FULL STATEMENT OF HON. TODD YOUNG,
U.S. SENATOR FROM INDIANA
SENATOR YOUNG. Well, thank you, Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Menendez, and members of the committee. It is an honor for me to join Senator Portman in introducing Keith Krach today.
You have heard his impressive bio from Senator Portman, but I want to use my time to talk a bit about the immense value he has added to my State of Indiana and the difference he has made in the lives of countless individuals.
His connection to Indiana is through Purdue University. He graduated from Purdue in 1979 and served on the Board of Trustees from 2007 to 2013. I asked Purdue President Mitch Daniels to describe Mr. Krach’s relationship to the university, and one word stood out, “beloved.” He continued. “He is beloved for his commitment to students and for helping advance the university’s mission in learning, discovery, and engagement. And we will be proud to see his influence on an even larger scale.” It sounds really heartfelt, and having spent some time with you, Keith, I echo the sentiments.
Mr. Krach’s professional achievements are impressive, and they are well documented. You have heard about some of them. He is a visionary with global experience that makes him eminently qualified to serve the President as Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment.
What he has chosen to do with his success demonstrates his character and devotion to causes that will leave this planet better for future generations.
As Salman Kahn noted, “Mr. Krach has empowered people to accomplish more than they had ever imagined, resulting in a profound impact on GDP per capita, international trade, and the sustainability of our planet.”
Take DocuSign as an example. Not only has it been a successful company, it was named one of Glassdoor’s best places to work. And DocuSign’s disruptive technology has saved more than 20 billion pieces of paper and 608,000 barrels of oil.
Additionally, DocuSign IMPACT Foundation, which Mr. Krach now chairs, is a force multiplier for the charitable causes selected by DocuSign employees.
Beyond DocuSign, Mr. Krach is an advisor for City Year, founder of Children’s Autistic Network, and board member for Opportunity International, which issues micro-loans worldwide.
So clearly, he has a heart for service, and if that were not enough, he and his family foundation supports education, science, the arts, health care, and people in need.
So there is nothing more humbling than reading through this list of achievements for me. And I am grateful that Mr. Krach has accepted this call to serve his country. He is going to be a true asset to the State Department, to this President, and to our nation. I look forward to supporting his nomination before the committee and on the Senate floor.
Thanks so much.