Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy
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Dan Brouillette serves as the 15th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy. Secretary Brouillette has three decades of experience in both the public and private sector. Most recently he was the Deputy Secretary of Energy.
He also served as 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, Secretary 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.
Before his transition into the private sector, Secretary 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.
Secretary 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.
Inspiring the Cyber Workforce of the Future... One Celebration at a Time
December 10, 2019
One of Secretary Dan Brouillette's highest priorities is to ensure our staff and the workforce of the future have the training they need.
11 Reasons Why DOE is All in on New Nuclear
August 28, 2019
11 accomplishments by DOE supporting the development of advanced reactors in the United States.
Deputy Secretary Brouillette: National Space Council
August 20, 2019
At the National Space Council event, Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette spoke about the Energy Department's role in America's space missions.
Deputy Secretary Brouillette: IEA "Big IdEAs" Speaker Series
July 11, 2019
Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette delivered remarks for the International Energy Agency (IEA) Big IdEAs speaker series in Paris, France.
“Digitalization and Automation in the Oil and Gas Industry – Challenges and Opportunities” Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel
June 24, 2019
Deputy Secretary Brouillette spoke at the Digitalization and Automation in the Oil and Gas Industry Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Deputy Secretary Brouillette: 11th U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue & Business Summit
April 12, 2019
Introductory Remarks for Deputy Secretary Brouillette 11th U.S.-MX CEO Dialogue & Business Summit for the Development of Southern Mexico Session.
DOE: There's a Definite Need for a Fast Test Reactor
March 1, 2019
Having a fast test reactor will drastically speed up the time it takes to test, develop and qualify advanced reactor technologies.
It’s Time for the World to Recognize Nuclear as a Clean Energy Source
May 21, 2018
New global effort will make sure nuclear has a seat at the table during discussions about innovation and future advanced clean energy systems.
Carbon Capture and the Low-Carbon Economy
May 21, 2018
Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette on how carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) can help foster a global clean energy economy.