Alex Fitzsimmons is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). In this role, Alex leads a diverse energy efficiency program and R&D portfolio that includes advanced manufacturing, building technologies, federal energy management, low-income weatherization, and intergovernmental partnerships.
As part of senior leadership, Alex advances administration priorities and initiatives to improve the energy efficiency of America's homes and businesses and to strengthen the energy competitiveness of the U.S. manufacturing sector. In his capacity as DAS-EE, Alex is advancing key initiatives on energy storage, plastics recycling, critical minerals, water security, and field validation.
Prior to becoming Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Alex served as the Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
Before joining the Department of Energy, Alex worked on energy policy for a variety of D.C.-based organizations, including the Institute for Energy Research, where he served as the Policy Director managing energy and environmental issues at the state and federal level.
Alex is a graduate of The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.