As United States Secretary of Energy, Dr. Steven Chu is charged with helping implement President Obama's ambitious agenda to invest in clean energy, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, address the global climate crisis, and create millions of new jobs.
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Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel B. Poneman
Deputy Secretary Poneman
Daniel B. Poneman was nominated by President Obama to be Deputy Secretary of Energy on April 20, 2009, and was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 18, 2009.
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Melvin G. Williams, Jr.
Associate Deputy Secretary
Melvin G. Williams Jr., Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (retired), serves as the Associate Deputy Secretary of Energy. He is a key leader for the Department of Energy’s management and operational excellence. He reports directly to the Secretary of Energy and the Deputy Secretary, and drives improvements in mission execution and assures that they are efficiently and effectively implemented throughout the Department.
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