This page features biographies for the members of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) management.
David Danielson is the Assistant Secretary for the Office of EERE at the U.S. Department of Energy. In his role, he oversees a broad energy portfolio, helping hasten the transition to a clean energy economy.
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
Mike Carr provides leadership direction on cross-cutting activities in EERE's portfolio. In particular, he is using his experience in policy development to help ensure that EERE does its best to inform federal policy-making and legislative activities related to renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Energy
In his role as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Energy in the Office EERE, Steven Chalk directs DOE's annual investment of $800M in renewable energy applied research, development, and demonstration.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency
Kathleen Hogan is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency of the Office of EERE. As Deputy Assistant Secretary, Kathleen supports the Assistant Secretary in day-to-day management of the EERE portfolio of energy efficiency programs including industrial, buildings, and vehicle technologies, as well as the weatherization and intergovernmental, federal energy management, and sustainability performance programs.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Business Operations
Merle Sykes is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Business Operations in the Office of EERE at the U.S. Department of Energy. In this capacity, she provides executive direction for program-wide financial management, enterprise architecture, human capital and contract management, as well as the EERE Project Management Center sites located at the Golden Field Office in Golden, Colorado, and at the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown, West Virginia, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Manager of the Golden Field Office
Carol Battershell manages the Golden, Colorado office, which has over 400 staff and is responsible for contracts and monitoring of about $7 billion dollars in 2010 of clean energy grants.
Timothy J. Meeks
Deputy Manager, Golden Field Office
Tim Meeks is currently the Deputy Manager of the Department of Energy's Golden Field Office (GO) in Golden, Colorado. The office supports and implements policies and mission objectives directed by the Office of EERE in Washington, D.C., including the research, development, commercialization, and deployment of clean energy technologies.
Director, Vehicle Technologies Office
Patrick Davis is the Director for the Vehicle Technologies Office in the Office of EERE. He leads an array of activities that help reduce America's dependence on foreign oil and secure a clean energy future. The Vehicle Technologies Office supports $330 million in annual research funding for hybrid drivetrains, advanced batteries, lightweight materials, advanced combustion and fuels, vehicle systems integration, and Clean Cities deployment activities.
Director, Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office
Anna Garcia is the Director of the Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office in the Office of EERE. She provides leadership to maximize the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy through technology deployment, accessing new partnerships and resources, and communications and outreach activities.
Director, Geothermal Technologies Office
Douglas Hollett is the Director for the Geothermal Technologies Office in the Office of EERE. In this role he is responsible for both technical and project oversight and for new technologies designed to advance geothermal's role in the U.S. energy portfolio.
Acting Director, Solar Energy Technologies Office
Minh Le is the Acting Director and Chief Engineer of the Solar Energy Technologies Office in the Office of EERE, where he helps manage and balance the portfolio of research, development, demonstration, and deployment programs to achieve the goals of the SunShot Initiative.
Director, Building Technologies Office
Roland Risser is the Director for the Building Technologies Office (BTO) in the Office of EERE. BTO aims to optimize energy-saving opportunities and to help create a self-sustaining market for building energy efficiency by pioneering advanced technologies, accelerating the speed and scale of codes and standards, and promoting highly efficient buildings and homes. During his tenure, BTO has achieved 30% increased savings in residential and commercial building energy codes.
Director, Fuel Cell Technologies Office
Sunita Satyapal is the Director for the Fuel Cell Technologies Office in the Office of EERE. In this capacity, she is responsible for the Office's overall strategy and execution, including oversight and coordination of approximately $100 million in research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities related to hydrogen and fuel cells.
Director, Federal Energy Management Program
Tim Unruh is the Director for the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) in the Office of EERE. As FEMP Director, he oversees the implementation of policy and actions that result in energy efficiency implementation, renewable energy adoption, and reduction in energy and water use in federal government operations.
Director, Wind and Water Power Technologies Office
Jose Zayas is the Director for the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office in the Office of EERE. In this role, he manages efforts to improve performance, lower costs, and accelerate deployment of wind and water power technologies, which can play a significant role in America's clean energy future.
Acting Director, Bioenergy Technologies Office
Valerie Sarisky-Reed is the Acting Director for the Bioenergy Technologies Office in the Office of EERE.
Director, Stakeholder Engagement
Kerry Duggan serves as the Director of Stakeholder Engagement in the Office of EERE.
Director, Project Management and Evaluation
Scott Hine is the Director of Project Management and Evaluation within the Office of EERE. In this capacity, he leads performance management of EERE project management including procurement actions, financial management, human resources, project management, environmental reviews, monitoring, and resolution of technical and management issues.
Director, Office of Information and Business Management
As Director of Information and Business Management in the Office of EERE, Doug Kaempf leads information technology support to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of internal business systems. Under his leadership, EERE collaborates with E-Government and program management systems that help manage EERE's technology research, development, and deployment programs and its portfolio of projects with the objective of achieving the goal of rapid and successful commercialization of EERE technologies.
Acting Director, Communications
Sarah Lynch serves as the Acting Director of Communications and Outreach for the Office of EERE. In leading a team that conducts a broad range of strategic communications and outreach activities, she oversees EERE's web enterprise, traditional and social media presence, executive and internal communications activities, public awareness activities, inquiries and correspondence, and other related efforts.
Director, Sustainability Performance
Jennifer MacDonald is the Director of the Sustainability Performance Office in the Office of EERE. She leads the coordination, report creation, and analysis of DOE's sustainability efforts to reduce energy use, water consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions and to increase renewable energy use, recycling, and building sustainability.
Director, International Program
Rob Sandoli is the Director of the International Program in the Office of EERE. He manages EERE bilateral and multilateral partnerships and projects, develops new international collaborations, and coordinates international efforts with other DOE offices, federal agencies, and international organizations.