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Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity

Michelle L. Manary is the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Energy Resilience Division in the Office of Electricity (OE) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Ms. Manary will help lead DOE's division focused on national transmission infrastructure policy issues in support of national clean energy objectives. Before joining OE, Manary served as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) for the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), having held the position since September 2018.

Manary joined BPA in 1998. Early in her time at Bonneville, she successfully held several management positions within the agency’s Corporate, Power and Transmission organizations, including as BPA’s director of Strategy Integration.

Before becoming CFO, she gained extensive transmission expertise in her role as the agency's vice president for Transmission Marketing and Sales for three years. In that position, she oversaw transmission sales, customer relations and contracts, transmission commercial automated systems, products and rates, the open access tariff and available transfer capability. Manary will apply her transmission background to oversee OE’s efforts in transmission reliability, clean energy analysis and programs, and energy infrastructure and risk analysis in support of the Biden-Harris administration's priorities to enhance grid resilience.

Manary holds a Bachelor of Science in finance from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, and Master of Business Administration and Public Administration from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.

Outside of the office, she volunteers in community outreach programs, such as Young Life and Blanket Coverage for the homeless and enjoys hiking and other outdoor activities.