President Donald Trump on Oct. 18 nominated Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette to be the next Secretary of Energy after the current DOE Secretary Rick Perry said that he would resign from the position.
Brouillette was sworn in as the Deputy Secretary of the DOE on August 7, 2017.
Brouillette has three decades of experience in both the public and private sector. Most recently he was the Senior Vice President and head of public policy for USAA, a provider of financial services to the military community. Before joining USAA, Brouillette was a Vice President of Ford Motor Company, where he led the automaker’s domestic policy teams and served on its North American Operating Committee.
Before his transition into the private sector, Brouillette held numerous positions in government. He was Chief of Staff to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce.
He also served as Assistant Secretary of Energy for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs from 2001 to 2003. In addition, he is a former state energy regulator, having served as a member of the Louisiana State Mineral and Energy Board from 2013 to 2016.
Perry on Oct. 17 informed Trump that he would resign from his position, effective later this year.
Prior to joining the Trump Administration as Secretary of Energy, Perry served as the 47th Governor of Texas.