Honorable Bruce J. Walker
Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity
U.S. Department of Energy
Bruce J. Walker was nominated by President Donald J. Trump and confirmed by the Senate as Assistant Secretary for the Office of Electricity (OE) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in October 2017. The focus of his responsibility is to provide leadership on a national level to develop technologies to enhance the security and reliability of energy infrastructure and facilitate the federal and state electricity policy planning that shapes electricity and market operations. This is critical to meeting the Nation’s growing demand for resilient electricity by overcoming the challenges of our Nation’s aging electricity transmission and distribution system and addressing the vulnerabilities in our energy supply chain.
Patricia A. Hoffman, OE-1
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity
Serving as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Electricity (OE) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Ms. Patricia A. Hoffman also served as Acting Under Secretary for Science and Energy from January 2017 until November 2017 when the U.S. Senate confirmed Mark Menezes as Under Secretary of Energy. Ms. Hoffman served as Acting Assistant Secretary for OE from January 2017 until October 2017 when the OE Assistant Secretary was confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Terri T. Lee, OE-1.1
Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Business Operations
In the capacity as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in the Office of Electricity (OE) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Ms. Lee provides executive direction for program-wide financial management, enterprise architecture, communications, and human capital and contract management.
Michael Pesin, OE-10
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Advanced Grid Research and Development
Michael Pesin is Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Advanced Grid Research and Development Division in the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Electricity. Mr. Pesin has 30 years of experience in the electric utility industry, much of it directing development and execution of advanced technology programs. His most recent assignment was with Seattle City Light (SCL) where he developed the technology strategy, managed research and development projects and directed strategic programs to management demonstration projects.
Catherine Jereza, OE-20
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Transmission Permitting & Technical Assistance (TPTA)
Catherine (Katie) Jereza is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transmission Permitting & Technical Assistance (TPTA) in the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Electricity (OE). She is responsible for leading the Department's efforts to facilitate the development of reliable and affordable electricity infrastructure. Ms. Jereza has 25 years of experience in the energy, water and manufacturing industries, where she led multiple startup, turnaround and major problem solving initiatives that delivered real-world solutions and high-impact results.