WASHINGTON, D.C. – On August 7, 2017, Mr. Dan Brouillette was sworn in as the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.
“Dan Brouillette’s extensive experience and knowledge from working in both the public and private sectors make him a great fit for DOE,” said Energy Secretary Rick Perry. “I want to thank the Senate for confirming his nomination. I look forward to welcoming Dan back to the agency and utilizing his private sector management expertise as we work together to carry out the missions of the Department of Energy. ”
Mr. Brouillette has three decades of experience in both the public and private sector. Most recently he was the Senior Vice President and head of public policy for USAA, the Nation’s leading provider of financial services to the military community. Before joining USAA, Mr. Brouillette was a Vice President of Ford Motor Company, where he led the automaker’s domestic policy teams and served on its North American Operating Committee.
At Ford and USAA, he was part of senior management teams that helped bring to market innovative technologies like auto collision avoidance and remote deposit capture, a technology invented by USAA that allows the use of smart devices to deposit funds into our banking accounts.
“It is a great honor to have been confirmed by the United States Senate to serve our country as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy,” said Mr. Brouillette. “I look forward to working with Secretary Perry and the talented workforce at the Department in continuing their commitment to crucial science, research, national security and environmental management. It is a privilege to be a part of advancing America’s leadership in scientific research and development, energy technology, and nuclear security.”
Before his transition into the private sector, Mr. Brouillette held numerous positions in government. He was Chief of Staff to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, which has broad jurisdictional and oversight authority over five Cabinet-level Federal agencies. He also served as Assistant Secretary of Energy for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs from 2001 to 2003. In addition, he is a former state energy regulator, having served as a member of the Louisiana State Mineral and Energy Board from 2013 to 2016.
Mr. Brouillette and his wife, Adrienne, are both U.S. Army veterans and have been married for 28 years. They hail from San Antonio, TX, and have nine children.