Dan R. Brouillette is the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy. Dan Brouillette was nominated by President Trump in May and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in August 2017 to be the Deputy Secretary of Energy. In this role, he serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the Department of Energy, directing a $30 billion annual budget, overseeing the work of nearly 100,000 federal and contractor employees. The Department of Energy is responsible for ensuring America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear weapons challenges through transformative science and technology solutions, and is leading the way to making America not only energy independent, but energy dominant. Mr. Brouillette has three decades of experience in both the public and private sector, including a breadth of experience in energy and national security policy. Most recently he was the Senior Vice President and head of public policy for USAA, one of America’s leading financial companies serving more than 12 million members. Before joining USAA, Mr. 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 joining Ford, Mr. Brouillette was Chief of Staff to the United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, which has broad jurisdictional and oversight authority over five Cabinet-level Federal agencies. In this role, Mr. Brouillette helped shape key provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Mr. Brouillette also served as Assistant Secretary of Energy for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs from 2001 to 2003 in the Bush Administration. He is a former state energy regulator, having served as a member of the Louisiana State Mineral and Energy Board from 2013 to 2016. Mr. Brouillette and his wife, Adrienne, are U.S. Army veterans and the parents of nine children.