James E. Campos was nominated by President Donald J. Trump and confirmed by the United States Senate as the Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the United States Department of Energy in April 2018. As Director, Mr. Campos is tasked with ensuring that minorities and underserved communities are afforded an equal opportunity to fully participate in Department programs. Mr. Campos also serves as the Department of Energy’s Equal Employment Opportunity Director and Chief Diversity Officer. Additionally, Mr. Campos is the Department’s designee on the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council and the White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing Development and other White House Interagency Initiatives.
Prior to joining the Department of Energy, Mr. Campos was the Senior Advisor on Economic Development & Strategic Planning to the President of Nevada State College. Over the span of his career, Mr. Campos held several Nevada Gubernatorial appointments to include: the Equal Rights Commission, the Governor’s Workforce Investment Sector Councils on Gaming, Tourism & Entertainment and on Mining and Minerals, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development’s International Trade Council, the Taxi Cab Authority Commission, and the Commissioner of the Nevada Consumer Affairs Division. Also, Mr. Campos has been a small business owner and adjunct business professor.
Mr. Campos holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science degree from the University of Maryland and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Glasgow in Scotland.