Manager of the Golden Field Office
Carol joined the Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), in 2008 after 25 years in the energy industry with Standard Oil and BP. As the Manager of the Golden Field Office, she is responsible for the Golden, Colorado office, which is responsible for contracts and monitoring of about $7 billion dollars in 2010 of clean energy grants.
Her most recent roles at BP included:
- Vice President, Policy and Strategy for BP Alternative Energy, where she was instrumental in developing the strategy and business case for an $8 billion dollar investment to launch and grow the new BP Alternative Energy division, and
- Vice President, Renewables and Alternative Fuels, where she directed BP's global activities in hydrogen and wind, as well as managed BP's "green energy" marketing and consulting company.
Additional energy industry positions have included operations and strategy roles in retail fuels marketing, strategy and financial roles in business-to-business fuels marketing, as well a corporate role in environmental policy and a development role as chief of staff to one of BP's most senior executives. She began her career as a refinery engineer in Ohio.
Carol has a Bachelor of Science in engineering from Purdue University, where she specialized in environmental engineering, and a Master of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University.
She has worked in a variety of locations in the United States, and has spent 10 years living and working in Europe.