Albert (Brandt) Petrasek serves as Senior Policy Advisor for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs.
Mr. Petrasek began his career at DOE serving in the Secretary’s Office of Community Outreach prior to his transition to the newly established Office of Environmental Management where he ultimately served as the Director of Tribal Affairs building tribal capacity and programs for tribal nations around the nation’s former nuclear weapons sites. He facilitated intergovernmental engagement with tribal, state, and local communities and promoted meaningful involvement of tribes, states, and communities in DOE decision making.
During his career, Mr. Petrasek has been called upon to serve in other capacities including supporting the Office of Spent Nuclear Fuel and served in lead roles supporting delegations to Korea and Indonesia as part of non-proliferation negotiations resulting in the safe return of foreign research reactor material from those countries to the United States. He was also tapped to support DOE and State Department efforts related to the 50th Anniversary NATO Summit in Washington, D.C. where he oversaw the recruitment and engagement of delegation teams for NATO countries as part of the Summit.
Prior to joining DOE, Mr. Petrasek held positions at the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Senate Committee on Aging as a health law fellow and held clerkships at the U.S. Tax Court. Mr. Petrasek holds degrees from the University of Virginia and the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University.