J. Kevin Carroll

Director, Sustainability Performance Office

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As the Director of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Sustainability Performance Office (SPO), Kevin Carroll brings experience to DOE across a broad spectrum of energy, policy, and legislative issues and programs. Kevin leads the Department’s efforts to support programs throughout DOE (including NNSA) to address infrastructure needs in ways that promote environmental stewardship and heightened economic performance, while simultaneously helping DOE meet its statutory and regulatory goals for sustainability.

Prior to coming to DOE, Kevin served as Energy Branch Chief for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where he directed budget and policy oversight of all DOE civilian activities including the Department’s science, energy, and environmental cleanup programs. Previously, as the Staff Director for the U.S. House of Representatives Energy Subcommittee of the Science Committee, Kevin oversaw science and research and development (R&D) at DOE. He played a lead role in passing several pieces of energy legislation through the subcommittee and full committees with overwhelming bipartisan support, including what became the R&D title (Title IX) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Earlier, Kevin was OMB’s program examiner for the DOE Fossil Energy program.

Kevin holds a Master of Public Policy from Duke University and teaches at the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University, and he earned his undergraduate degree in Political Economy of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley while working as a heating and air conditioning mechanic. He is a native of Connecticut.