Mark Menezes

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Mark Menezes
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Under Secretary of Energy
Assumed office
November 6, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Personal details
Mark Wesley Menezes
EducationLouisiana State University
Louisiana State University

Mark Wesley Menezes[1] is an American lawyer and government official who currently serves as Under Secretary of Energy. Prior to assuming his current role, he was the vice president of federal relations for Berkshire Hathaway Energy. Previously, Menezes was a partner at Hunton & Williams, chief counsel of the United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and vice president and associate general counsel of American Electric Power. He is a charter member of the advisory council for LSU Energy Law Center.[2][3]

He controversially referred to US LPG sales as "spreading freedom gas throughout the world" in an official DOE memo.[4]


  1. ^ "Mark W. Menezes". U.S. Department of Energy. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  2. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Key Additions to his Administration". July 11, 2017. Retrieved August 14, 2017. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ Benson, Emily (July 14, 2017). "Meet the latest Trump administration nominees". High Country News. Retrieved August 15, 2017.
  4. ^ "Increasing export capacity from the Freeport LNG project is critical to spreading freedom gas throughout the world by giving America’s allies a diverse and affordable source of clean energy."