Kimberly Rasar has 31 years of extensive Senior Executive Service and management experience in large public and private organizations with technically complex missions and a diverse, highly skilled workforce.
Ms. Rasar currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations for the Office of Fossil Energy (FE), Department of Energy (DOE). In this senior executive leadership role, she oversees FE’s Offices of Communications; Workforce Management and Administration; Environmental, Safety, Security, and Health (ESS&H); Budget and Financial Management; Cyber Security and Information Management; Strategic Planning; and Emergency Response. She continues to advance and innovate key strategic and organization-wide priorities across FE in coordination with the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and the Office of Petroleum Reserves (OPR). Through these efforts, she collaborates with DOE leadership across the enterprise to align the Department’s strategies and resources with the Administration’s agenda, departmental priorities, and Congressional direction for safe and effective mission execution.
Ms. Rasar previously served DOE as the Associate Deputy Under Secretary for Science and Energy, where she oversaw the management and stewardship of 13 (of the 17) DOE national laboratories; coordinated the science and energy program management and operations; executed strategic initiatives, and led efforts for the Secretary of Energy to explore opportunities in regional clean energy innovation. Prior to that, she served as the Deputy Assistant Deputy Administrator for Program Integration in the Office of Defense Programs in the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) where she was responsible for strategic planning; programming, planning, budgeting, and execution; program integration; cost assessment; and resource management. She has also served in both national and international positions with DOE’s NNSA and the Office of Science, as well as the Office of the Secretary of Defense in Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE). She has been consistently recognized with prestigious awards and accolades for her 31 years in public service. Some of these recognitions include: two DOE Secretary of Honor Awards between 2013 and 2017, a Gears of Government award in 2019, and an additional DOE Secretary of Honor Award for leadership efforts related to DOE’s COVID-19 Pandemic response.
Before joining The Department of Energy in 2000, Ms. Rasar worked in the private sector in the areas of finance, business management, computer science, and mathematics. Most notably, she served as a research director at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. She earned her B.A. in Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University and her M.S. in Accounting with a Computer Systems/Science emphasis from the University of Tennessee.