Joseph Hezir Confirmed as Chief Financial Officer
WASHINGTON – Joseph Hezir was confirmed by the Senate on December 4, 2014 as the Department of Energy’s Chief Financial Officer.
“Joe’s experience in the energy, environmental and budgetary realms and his strategic approach to challenges make him a great fit as Chief Financial Officer for the agency,” said Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. “I look forward to working with him as CFO and I thank the Senate for approving his nomination.”
As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Hezir will work to assure the effective management and financial integrity of Department of Energy. He will help to implement and monitor Department-wide policies and systems in the areas of budget administration, program analysis and evaluation, finance and accounting, internal controls, corporate financial systems, and strategic planning.
Prior to joining the Department of Energy, Mr. Hezir worked as a Research Engineer and Executive Director of The Future of Solar Energy Study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Energy Initiative. He was the Vice President and Managing Partner of EOP Group, Inc. and Executive Vice President of EOP Education, LLC and EOP Foundation, Inc. Mr. Hezir also held various roles at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Exxon Research and Engineering Company, the President’s Reorganization Project, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and was an advisor to a number of public policy and public service organizations.
Mr. Hezir co-authored two books about government budget and regulation published by the EOP Foundation: Understanding the Budget of the United States Government and Understanding the Regulatory Policy of the United States Government. He also received the President’s Outstanding Federal Executive Award in 1989. Mr. Hezir attended Carnegie Mellon University, where he received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an M.S. from the Heinz School of Public Policy.