The United States Department of Energy has announced five new appointees for the Biden-Harris Administration. These individuals will work alongside the United States Secretary of Energy, Jennifer M. Granholm, to pursue President Biden’s goals of 100% clean electricity by 2035 and a net-zero economy by 2050. These are two goals that will be accomplished through the implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The Department of Energy continues to hire individuals who make up a historically diverse team, with 53% of those appointed being women, 58% of those appointed being persons of colour, and 17% of those appointed identifying as LGBTQ+.
According to the Chief of Staff of the Department of Energy (DOE), Christopher Davis, “The American people are looking to DOE to deliver on our climate goals to drive energy security and the industries of the future.” This is because of the historic investments that the President has made in climate and clean energy. “There is a significant amount of work that needs to be done, and I am grateful and delighted that these new appointees are joining the Department at this significant moment as we strive to execute President Biden’s programme,”
Newly appointed officials are as follows:
Previously, Hayley Emerson was employed in the Loan Programs Office of the Department of Energy (DOE). She began her tenure there as the Executive Assistant to Director Jigar Shah and later moved on to the External Affairs team, where she served as the Manager of Communications and Stakeholder Engagement.
Gabriel Hernández’s past employers include the Administrative Office of the United States Courts and the Department of Health and Human Services of the United States of America.
Formerly a Senior Manager at Results for America, where he helped government officials make better use of data and evidence to create better results for people, Josh Inaba is now an independent consultant.
Formerly serving as U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s Deputy Press Secretary for the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Jeremy Paul Ortiz is a former employee of Jeremy Paul Ortiz.
Josh Shiode served as the Federal Affairs Director at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) most recently. In this role, he was responsible for applying the resources and experience of the laboratory to important challenges facing the country.