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Ambassadors of the Minorities in Energy Initiative

Secretary Ernest Moniz, Marillyn A. Hewson (Lockheed Martin Corporation's Chairman, President and CEO), and Director Dot Harris gather with a few of the 2015 newly appointed Minorities in Energy Ambassadors and Champions during the Minorities in Energy Year II Anniversary Forum on October 6, 2015.

Secretary Ernest Moniz, Marillyn A. Hewson (Lockheed Martin Corporation's Chairman, President and CEO), and Director Dot Harris gather with a few of the 2015 newly appointed Minorities in Energy Ambassadors and Champions during the Minorities in Energy Year II Anniversary Forum on October 6, 2015.

The Minorities in Energy Initiative's Ambassadors partnership was established by Secretary Ernest Moniz and Director LaDoris Harris on November 13, 2013. The Ambassadors are comprised of  senior-level leaders whom are committed to lending their voice to the mission of the Minorities in Energy Initiative through outreach and strategic planning. The Ambassadors are passionate about engaging minorities in all aspects of the energy sector, with a special focus on energy economic development, STEM education, and climate change.

Dennis Arriola
President and CEO, SoCalGas
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Dr. Dan E. Arvizu
Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
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Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III
President, State University of New York (SUNY) College at Old Westbury
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Dr. Margaret Chu
President, M.S. Chu+Associates, LLC
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Gary Davis
President & CEO - National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED)
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Emily Duong
National Director for Petrocon Corporation
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Sarah EchoHawk
President, American Indian Science and Engineering Society
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Rodney Ellis
State Senator for Texas' 13th state senate district
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Christopher Emdin
Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University
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Robert Gee
President and Founder, Gee Strategies Group
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Jack Gerard
President CEO, American Petroleum Institute
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Mauro Gregorio
Business President for Energy Solutions, Dow Chemical
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William R. Harvey
President, Hampton University
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Michelle L. Holiday
President, Michelle Holiday and Associates
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Freeman Hrabowski
President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
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Randa Fahmy Hudome
former U.S. Associate Deputy Secretary of Energy, Fahmy Hudome International
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Marie Johns
Former SBA Administrator, L&L Consulting - a division of Leftwich & Ludaway, LLC
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Kristina Johnson
Founder & CEO, Cube Hydro Partners
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Gary M. Mignogna
President and Chief Executive Officer, AREVA Inc.
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Marc Morial
President and Chief Executive Officer, the National Urban League
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Diana Natalicio
President, The University of Texas at El Paso
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Thione Niang
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, AKON Lighting Africa
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Irving Pressley McPhail
President, National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
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Hazel O’Leary
former Secretary of Energy
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Bill Richardson
former Governor of New Mexico and former Secretary of Energy
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Carmichael Roberts
General Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners
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David Steward
Chairman and founder of World Wide Technology (WWT)
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Susan L. Taylor
Author, Former Editor of Essence magazine and Founder/CEO of the National CARES Mentoring Movement
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Christine Todd Whitman
former Governor of New Jersey and EPA Administrator
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Daniel Wildcat
Professor at Haskell Indian Nations University
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Albert “Al” J. Williams
President, Chevron Pipe Line Company (CPL)
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Dr. David Wilson
President, Morgan State University
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Honorary Ambassadors

Bobby L. Rush
Congressman Representing the First District of Illinois
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Eddie Bernice Johnson
Congresswoman Representing the 30th District of Texas
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Joe Garcia
Congressman Representing the 26th District of Florida
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Mike Honda
Congressman Representing the 17th Congressional District of California
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Congressman Mark Takai
Congressman Representing the 1st District of Hawaii
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Department of Energy Champions

Dr. Njema Frazier
Physicist, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy
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Dr. Julio Friedmann
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, The Office of Fossil Energy, Department of Energy
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Dr. Ming Zhu
Acting Budget Director, Office of Environmental Management U.S. Department of Energy
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