Jim Ahlgrimm is currently the Acting Director of the Wind Energy Technologies Office. He was a manager in EERE's combined Wind and Water Power Technologies Office from 2002 to 2017, and also served as Acting Director of the Water Power Technologies Office in 2016. He has previously been responsible for the planning and budgeting of wind turbine test facilities and wave energy test site development, as well as manufacturing and materials research and development. He is the U.S. representative to the International Energy Agency wind committee, and served as chairman of the committee from 2013-2016. Mr. Ahlgrimm is a U.S. Navy veteran, having served as a nuclear submarine officer. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy, an MBA from the University of Maryland, and an MS, National Resource Strategy, from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.