Bill Valdez

Acting Director of the Office of Economic Impact & Diversity at United States Department of Energy

Bill Valdez

Bill Valdez

Acting Director of the Office of Economic Impact & Diversity at United States Department of Energy

Biography

Mr. Valdez is the Acting Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (ED). He also concurrently serves as the Director of the Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) within the Department of Energy's Office of Science.

Mr. Valdez's career with the Department of Energy spans over 16 years, providing him with extensive knowledge in the areas of workforce development, budget planning, diversity and equal opportunity issues, science policy, corporate and strategic planning, and contract management. Mr. Valdez plays a pivotal role in setting overall strategic direction for DOE's diversity, minority education, and small business initiatives and activities.

Mr. Valdez plans to work with Department program offices to develop a corporate funding strategy for minority institutions to ensure that faculty and students at these institutions are provided with opportunities to participate in DOE activities in the areas of research and development, but also to encourage the competitiveness of minorities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Through workforce development initiatives, internships, traineeships, fellowships and other partnership activities at these institutions, the Department will address the growing need for a diverse, talented scientific workforce. Mr. Valdez will also ensure that ED's civil rights and small business responsibilities address ongoing DOE and national needs.

Mr. Valdez was awarded the Presidential Rank Award (meritorious) in 2007, was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2006, and is currently the Vice Chair of the Senior Executive Association’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Valdez received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas and his Master of Arts in International Economics and Energy Policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

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Vice Chairman at Senior Executives Association

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Associate Deputy Secretary at United States Department of Energy

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Assistant Secretary, International Affairs at United States Department of Energy

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Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Fossil Energy at United States Department of Energy

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Assistant Secretary, Nuclear Energy at United States Department of Energy

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Senior Advisor to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy at United States Department of Energy

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Senior Cyber Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary at United States Department of Energy

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Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Field Operations, Office of Environmental Management at United States Department of Energy

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Deputy Assistant Secretary, Clean Coal & Carbon Management at United States Department of Energy

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Acting Director of the Office of Economic Impact & Diversity at United States Department of Energy
Education
Bachelor of Arts

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States and is the largest institution of The University of Texas System. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 17 colleges and schools, about 24,000 faculty and staff, and more than 50,000 students.

Master of Arts in International Economics & Energy Policy

A division of The Johns Hopkins University, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students a truly international perspective on today’s critical issues. A presence on three continents sets SAIS apart and is one of our greatest strengths. We not only teach about the world, we are in the world. For seven decades, SAIS students have distinguished themselves by pursuing academic excellence in international relations. The school was established in Washington, D.C., in 1943, opened its campus in Europe, Italy, in 1955 and in 1986 initiated one of the ?rst Western university programs in the People’s Republic of China in Nanjing. A SAIS education combines the academic depth of a graduate school with the practical policy focus of a professional school. SAIS graduates are known for their interdisciplinary breadth and solid foundation in economics—prerequisites for a successful career in international relations. The result: innovative thinkers and problem-solvers with the economic and cultural expertise to confront complex global challenges.

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Prior

The American Association for the Advancement of Science provides science related journal, program, and education services. The firm also promotes the responsible use of science in public policy. The company was founded in 1848 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Career History
Acting Director of the Office of Economic Impact & Diversity
Current

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government concerned with the United States' policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material.The Department is under the control and supervision of a United States Secretary of Energy, a political appointee of the President of the United States. The Energy Secretary is assisted in managing the Department by a United States Deputy Secretary of Energy, also appointed by the President, who assumes the duties of the Secretary in his absence. The Department also has three Under Secretaries, each appointed by the President, who oversee the major areas of the Department's work. The President also appoints eight officials with the rank of Assistant Secretary of Energy who have line management responsibility for major organizational elements of the Department.

Boards & Committees
Vice Chair, Board of Directors
Current

Senior Executives Association promotes ethical and dynamic public service by fostering career executive corps. It provides a forum for its members to engage in policy discussions on critical government management challenges and opportunities. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Awards & Honors
2007
Presidential Meritorious Rank Award
2006
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow
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