|United States Deputy Secretary of Energy|
August 8, 2017
|Assistant Secretary of Energy for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs|
|President||George W. Bush|
|John C. Angell|
|Born||August 18, 1962|
|Education||University of Maryland|
Dan R. Brouillette (born August 18, 1962) is an American businessman who currently serves as the United States Deputy Secretary of Energy. 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.
Following his service in the United States Army, Brouillette served as Rep. Billy Tauzin's legislative director from 1989 to 1997. 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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
Brouillette also served as a member of Louisiana's State Mineral and Energy Board from 2013 to 2016.
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. 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.