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Leadership

This page features biographies for the members of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) management. For more information, see the EERE organization chart.

Executive Leadership

David Danielson
Assistant Secretary

David Danielson leads EERE's energy portfolio, helping hasten the transition to a clean energy economy. He oversees six major technology and strategic areas, including Energy Efficiency, Renewable Power, Sustainable Transportation, Strategic Programs, Financial Management, and Business Operations offices. He represents EERE before national, state, and local audiences to reinforce EERE's mission and to leverage partnerships to transform the nation's economic engine to one powered by clean energy.

Mike Carr
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary

Mike Carr provides leadership direction on cross-cutting activities in EERE's portfolio. In particular, he is using his experience in policy development to help ensure that EERE activities align with national priorities and that policymakers have the best information possible about the opportunities presented by the EERE technology portfolio.

Steven Chalk
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power

Steven Chalk directs EERE's renewable energy applied research, development, and demonstration activities for the Geothermal, Solar Energy, and Wind and Water Power Technology Offices. In addition, he oversees EERE's laboratory engagement and energy system integration efforts.

Reuben Sarkar
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation

Reuben Sarkar oversees EERE's Sustainable Transportation area, which includes the Vehicle, Fuel Cell, and Bioenergy Technologies offices. Their focus is to reduce our oil dependence, avoid pollution, and create jobs by designing and manufacturing petroleum alternatives and more energy efficient cars and trucks.

Kathleen Hogan
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency

Kathleen Hogan is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency of the Office of EERE. As Deputy Assistant Secretary, Kathleen supports the Assistant Secretary in day-to-day management of the EERE portfolio of energy efficiency programs including advanced manufacturing, buildings, and vehicle technologies, as well as the weatherization and intergovernmental, federal energy management, and sustainability performance programs.

Bindu Jacob
Director of Business Operations (Acting)

Bindu Jacob manages EERE's daily operations. In that role, she oversees the Golden Service Center, the Workforce Management, the Project Management Coordination and Information Technology Services offices. She also ensures that EERE's strategic organizational efforts are aligned, effective, and responsive to the organization's needs.

Jason Walsh
Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary and Acting Director, Strategic Programs

Jason Walsh provides a broad range of advice and guidance to his counterpart senior executive leaders. He also heads Strategic Programs, guiding and supporting cross-cutting legislative, communications, international, analytical, stakeholder engagement, workforce, and multi-technology-to-market activities.

Technology Sector Leaders

Sustainable Transportation

Patrick Davis
Director, Vehicle Technologies Office

Patrick Davis leads an array of activities that help reduce America's dependence on foreign oil and secure a clean energy future. The Vehicle Technologies Office supports about $300 million in annual research funding for hybrid drivetrains, advanced batteries, lightweight materials, advanced combustion and fuels, vehicle systems integration, and Clean Cities deployment activities.

Sunita Satyapal
Director, Fuel Cell Technologies Office

Sunita Satyapal is responsible for the Office's overall strategy and execution, including oversight and coordination of about $100 million in research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities related to hydrogen and fuel cells.

Jonathan Male
Director, Bioenergy Technologies Office

Jonathan Male leads the Office's overall strategic, technical, and project oversight of efforts to improve performance, lower costs, and accelerate market entry of advanced biofuels and bioproducts, which can help reduce America's imports of oil while enabling a new industry with an improved environmental impact. The Bioenergy Technology Office supports about $200 million in annual research funding in research, development, and demonstration activities through public-private partnerships across the entire bioenergy and bioproducts supply chain.

Renewable Electricity Generation/Renewable Power

Douglas Hollett
Geothermal Technologies Office Director

Doug Hollett leads the Office's overall strategic, technical, and project oversight of cutting-edge technologies designed to advance Geothermal as a key contributor to the U.S. energy portfolio. He partners with industry, academia, and DOE's national laboratories to establish geothermal energy as an economically competitive and widely available component of the U.S. energy supply.

Minh Le
Solar Energy Technologies Office Director

Minh Le leads a team that is responsible for driving research, manufacturing, and market solutions to make solar energy cost-competitive with other forms of energy by the end of the decade.

Jose Zayas
Wind and Water Power Technologies Office Director

Jose Zayas manages efforts to improve performance, lower costs, and accelerate deployment of wind and water power technologies, which can play a significant role in America's clean energy future.

Energy Efficient Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing

Roland Risser
Building Technologies Office Director

Roland Risser directs the work of the Building Technologies office to help create a self-sustaining market for building energy efficiency, including developing innovative advanced technologies, promoting highly efficient buildings and homes, and accelerating the adoption of building codes and equipment standards.

Timothy Unruh
Federal Energy Management Program Office Director

Tim Unruh oversees the implementation of policy and actions that result in energy efficiency implementation, renewable energy adoption, and reduction in energy and water use in federal government operations.

Rob Ivester
Advanced Manufacturing Office Director (Acting)

Robert W. Ivester currently serves as the Acting Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Office, which focuses on creating a fertile innovation environment for advanced manufacturing, enabling vigorous domestic development of new energy-efficient manufacturing processes and materials technologies to reduce the energy intensity and life-cycle energy consumption of manufactured products.

Anna Garcia
Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office Director

Anna Garcia provides leadership to maximize the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy through technology deployment, accessing new partnerships and resources, and communications and outreach activities.

Jennifer C. MacDonald
Sustainability Performance Office Director

Jennifer McDonald leads the coordination, analysis, and reporting of DOE's sustainability efforts to reduce energy use, water consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions and to increase renewable energy use, recycling, and sustainable buildings.

Strategic Programs Leaders

Jennifer DeCesaro (Acting)
Technology to Market Director

In managing the Technology-to-Market Office, Jennifer DeCesaro works across EERE to identify and address challenges related to the commercialization and deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. She fosters relationships among technology knowledge centers in and outside of EERE, evaluates resource allocations to determine the potential for technology innovation and market replication, and provides analytical expertise that other EERE offices may find difficult to acquire and maintain. This office also supports the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer program.

Jetta Wong
Director, National Laboratory Impact Initiative

Jetta Wong leads development and implementation of uniform policies and programs to accelerate the commercial impact of the Department of Energy's national laboratories.  She counsels the Assistant Secretary on increasing the intensity of industrially impactful research and engagement at the national laboratories.

Bill Wicker
Communications Director

Bill Wicker leads EERE's corporate communications team in managing EERE's web enterprise, traditional and social media presence, executive and internal communications activities, public awareness activities, inquiries and correspondence, and other related efforts.

Robert Sandoli
International Director

Rob Sandoli manages EERE bilateral and multilateral partnerships and projects, develops new international collaborations, and coordinates international efforts with other DOE offices, federal agencies, and international organizations.

Derrick Ramos
Legislative Affairs Director

Derrick Ramos partners with DOE's Office of Congressional Affairs, the Chief Financial Officer, and the budget office to serve as the primary liaison between EERE technology offices and congressional authorizing committees. His office also provides corporate guidance on congressional interaction and strategic advice on legislation relevant to EERE.

Kerry Duggan
Stakeholder Engagement Director

Kerry Duggan promotes EERE's coordination and interaction with key external stakeholders through direct dialogue to create and coordinate opportunities to advance EERE's core mission.

Support Office Leaders

Business Operations

Scott Hine
Director, Project Management and Coordination

Scott Hine is responsible for informing and facilitating unified and highly effective EERE corporate planning and program implementation through the identification and deployment of active project management policies, procedures, best practices, and lessons learned.

Bill Valdez
Director, Workforce Management Office

Bill Valdez plays a key role in setting overall strategic direction for EERE's corporate business processes, including procurement, human capital, and facilities and administration.

John W. Meeker
Deputy, Procurement Services, Golden Field Office

In his role as Deputy of Procurement Services at the Golden Field Office in the Office of EERE, John Meeker directs the procurement activity—both acquisition and financial assistance—for EERE programs and projects in virtually all technology areas.

Timothy J. Meeks
Business Services Director, Golden Field Office

As Deputy Director of the Business Services Division, Tim Meeks oversees Golden's Legal, Environment, Human Resources, Laboratory Oversight, Finance, and Facilities functions.