Amanda (Mandy) Gunasekara

About The Member:

Mandy Gunasekara is a veteran Republican climate and energy strategist and communicator. Earlier this month she left the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and founded the Energy 45 Fund. ENERGY 45 is a Jackson, Mississippi-based non-profit educational organization dedicated to informing the public about the environmental and economic gains made under the Trump Administration. 

Prior to ENERGY 45, Mandy served President Trump in the US EPA as the Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation. While at EPA, she spearheaded many of the Trump Administration's greatest energy and environmental policy achievements. Mandy was the chief architect of the Paris Accord withdrawal and the repeal of the Clean Power Plan.

Previously, Mandy served as Majority Counsel for Chairman Inhofe during the 114th Congress and for Chairman Barrasso during the 115th Congress on the United States Senate Environment and Public Works. A native Mississippian, Mandy earned a J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law and a B.A. from Mississippi College.