Dan Brouillette

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Dan Brouillette
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United States Deputy Secretary of Energy
Assumed office
August 8, 2017
President Donald Trump
Preceded by Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall
Assistant Secretary of Energy for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs
In office
2001–2003
President George W. Bush
Preceded by John C. Angell[1]
Succeeded by Rick Dearborn[2]
Personal details
Born (1962-08-18) August 18, 1962 (age 55)
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Adrienne
Children 9
Education University of Maryland
Occupation Financial services

Dan R. Brouillette (born August 18, 1962) is an American businessman who currently serves as the United States Deputy Secretary of Energy.[3] After being nominated for the position by President Donald Trump, Brouillette was confirmed by a 79–17 vote of the United States Senate on August 3, 2017.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Brouillette is originally from Paincourtville, Louisiana. He graduated from the University of Maryland.[5]

Career[edit]

Following his service in the United States Army, Brouillette served as Rep. Billy Tauzin's legislative director from 1989 to 1997.[5] From 1997 to 2000, he was Senior Vice President of R. Duffy Wall & Associates. Brouillette was Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs in the U.S. Department of Energy from 2001 to 2003 under President George W. Bush.[6]

He then served as chief of staff under Rep. Billy Tauzin and was also staff director for the House Energy and Commerce Committee from 2003 to 2004, when Tauzin chaired the committee.[7][8] Brouillette was involved in crafting provisions included in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, specifically with respect to the Department of Energy loan guarantee program and federal authorization of importation and exportation of liquid natural gas.[7]

From 2004 to 2006, Brouillette was a vice president at Ford Motor Company, running the company's domestic policy teams. He also served on Ford's North American Operating Committee.[7] In 2006, Brouillette was hired as head of public policy and senior vice president at United States Automobile Association, which offers financial services to people and families that serve, or served, in the United States military.[9]

Brouillette also served as a member of Louisiana's State Mineral and Energy Board from 2013 to 2016.[8]

Deputy Secretary of Energy[edit]

On April 3, 2017, President Donald Trump announced he would nominate Brouillette as United States Deputy Secretary of Energy in the United States Department of Energy.[6] Brouillette was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 3, 2017. He was sworn in as the Deputy Secretary for Energy on August 8, 2017.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Brouillette and his wife, Adrienne, are U.S. Army veterans and the parents of nine children. They reside in San Antonio.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.congress.gov/nomination/107th-congress/576?q=%7B"search"%3A%5B"Dan+Brouillette"%5D%7D&r=3
  2. ^ https://www.congress.gov/nomination/108th-congress/779?q=%7B
  3. ^ "Brouillette sworn in to head Congressional, Intergovernmental Affairs" (PDF). DOE This Month. Department of Energy. September 2001. 
  4. ^ "PN459 — Dan R. Brouillette — Department of Energy". U.S. Congress. Retrieved August 5, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "Roster Change -- FCW". FCW. Retrieved May 2, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c "President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Dan R. Brouillette to the Department of Energy". whitehouse.gov. April 3, 2017. Retrieved April 13, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b c "Deputy Energy Secretary Pick Has Lobbying, Capitol Hill Ties". www.bna.com. Retrieved May 2, 2017. 
  8. ^ a b Cama, Timothy (April 3, 2017). "Trump picks Bush veteran to be Rick Perry's deputy". TheHill. Retrieved May 2, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Trump Names Deputy For Perry's Department Of Energy - Law360". www.law360.com. Retrieved May 2, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Dan Brouillette Sworn in as Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Energy". Energy.gov. Retrieved August 8, 2017. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Elizabeth Randall
United States Deputy Secretary of Energy
2017–present
Incumbent