Jeff Marootian is the Senior Advisor for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of the Secretary
Jeff Marootian is the Senior Advisor for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of the Secretary.

Jeff Marootian is President Biden’s nominee to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the United States Department of Energy. He is currently a Senior Advisor to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm. He previously served as a Special Assistant to the President in the White House and was a member of the Biden-Harris Transition Team. 

Prior to joining the Biden-Harris Administration, Jeff was the Director of the District Department of Transportation, where he piloted sustainable transportation technologies and led the city’s early adoption of the Transportation and Climate Initiative. Marootian oversaw the modernization of hundreds of miles of roads and sidewalks and advanced critical infrastructure projects, such as the reconstruction of the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, the DC Powerline Undergrounding Project and the expansion of dedicated bus and bike lanes. 

Marootian previously served in the Obama-Biden Administration as the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Chief Sustainability Officer at the U.S. Department of Transportation. He is an alumnus of The George Washington University where he has also taught as an adjunct faculty member in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Administration.