Sheila Dillard is the Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Lead for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO) multi-faceted strategic communications portfolio. In this role, Sheila manages BETO’s traditional and digital media, the BETO and Bioenergy Review Board Initiative website, STEM and workforce development initiatives, media inquiries, executive and stakeholder engagement, along with program and product development. She leads a team of communication and technical professionals who collaborate to strengthen BETO’s brand and market position while supporting BETO’s mission and priorities.
With over 27 years of government and corporate experience, Sheila has successfully served as a communications and corporate strategist, in addition to managing multi-sector stakeholder engagement, elevating brand awareness and executive visibility, internal communications, and media relations. Her experience also includes executing transitional strategies to support organizational asset transfers, maintaining federal and agency compliance standards, and identifying solutions to implement operational requirements.
Sheila holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business, Business Law, and Government Policy, as well as a Master of Science in Management and a Master of Business Management from the University of Maryland–Global. She also earned a brand management certification from Cornell University, a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace certification from the University of South Florida - Muma College of Business, and a paralegal certification from George Washington University.