David Conrad - Acting Director - Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs
David F. Conrad, serves as Acting Director for the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs. He previously served as the Department’s Director for Tribal and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs where he was responsible for intergovernmental affairs with tribal, city, and county governments.
Mr. Conrad represented the Department on federal interagency working groups such as Strong Cities, Strong Communities; improving Sacred Sites protection; and the White House Council on Native American Affairs, and coordinated Department-wide implementation of its federal Indian Policy including increasing working knowledge of strengthening positive working relationships with tribal governments on issues related to the Department's scientific, energy development, environmental cleanup, and national security mission.
Mr. Conrad has twenty years of intergovernmental affairs experience in the energy, environmental, economic development, and natural and cultural resources arenas. He is also a citizen of the Osage Nation. Mr. Conrad has served in intergovernmental, legislative, and public affairs positions supporting tribal and local governments, and has experience working with legislative bodies at the federal, tribal, state, and local levels. He has also held executive leadership positions in the non-profit sector with the National Tribal Environmental Council and the Council of Energy Resource Tribes.
Mr. Conrad holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Santa Clara University and a master’s degree in Environmental Policy and Administration from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay.