LeAnn Oliver joined the Department of Energy in September of 2010. Recently named Director, Corporate Business Systems, she has served as a senior advisor in the Office of the CFO since 2015.
From 2014-2015 she served as the Associate CIO for IT Policy and Governance where she was responsible for re-designing the department’s governance process as well as the capital planning and investment process. Additionally, she oversaw the development of policies on a variety of IT subjects and worked on the implementation of FITARA.
Initially, she served as DOE’s Director of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs, where she managed $11 billion in Recovery Act funding in 3 grant programs, weatherizing 600,000 residential units 3 months ahead of schedule. Subsequently, she served as the Senior Advisor for Clean Energy and Rural Development to the Deputy Assistant Secretaries for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
Prior to joining DOE she served four years at the Department of Agriculture where she was the Deputy Administrator for Cooperative Programs in Rural Development with a variety of responsibilities related to grant programs and supporting farmer cooperatives that were interested in expanding into renewable energy, local food systems, value added agricultural production and a range of rural economic development activities.
She started her federal career as a Presidential Management Intern (now Presidential Management Fellows) at the Small Business Administration where she spent most of her time in the finance programs, working her way up to the senior executive position of Deputy Administrator for Capital Access. She managed loan making and servicing of a portfolio of over 450,000 loans worth $50 billion. She supervised 10 remote sites across the country with staff of 350 plus contracts employing another 400-600 people. Her last job at SBA was serving as the senior career executive responsible for over $120 million in annual grants to more than 150 organizations that provided entrepreneurial training to America’s small businesses and aspiring small businesses.
She holds an MPA in Public Finance from the State University of New York at Albany, and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. She occasionally teaches a personal financial management class at a local women’s shelter. She previously served on the board of a $300+ million credit union, where she was Treasurer and on the Executive Committee.