John Kotek

Assistant Secretary, Nuclear Energy at United States Department of Energy

John Kotek

John Kotek

Assistant Secretary, Nuclear Energy at United States Department of Energy

Biography

John Kotek
Partner, Boise
Gallatin Public Affairs


John Kotek

Partner, Boise
The Energy Expert

John Kotek is a nationally recognized expert in energy policy and communications. John specializes in helping companies communicate the rationale and gain the permits for energy facilities, from wind turbines to nuclear to electrical transmission. In addition, John understands how federal and state policy decisions impact the ability of the energy industry to meet the growing consumer demand for reliable and clean sources of energy.

A shareholder based in the firm’s Boise office, John recently served as the staff director of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future. The bipartisan commission, co-chaired by former Rep. Lee Hamilton and former National Security Advisor Gen. Brent Scowcroft, spent two years taking public input and developing recommendations to help guide future national policy decisions around the safe disposal of nuclear waste. The report earned national media attention and won praise from both industry and environmental advocates. John’s insights and analysis of energy issues have appeared in publications such as Scientific American, and he has offered testimony before Congress and state legislatures.

Prior to joining Gallatin, John served as Deputy Manager of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho Operations office and was a congressional fellow in the office of Senator Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico. John earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering from University of Illinois and a Master of Business Administration from University of Maryland. John is a shareholder in the firm and lives with his wife and three children in Boise.
Expertise

Energy facility siting
Energy policy
Environmental policy and NEPA
Strategic communications
Community relations
Advocacy
Background

Deputy Manager, U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho Operations Office
Congressional Fellow, U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)
Research program manager, Argonne National Laboratory
Published in Scientific American and other periodicals
B.S., Nuclear Engineering, University of Illinois
M.B.A., University of Maryland

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Career Highlights

United States Department of Energy

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Director at Office of Science

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Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy at United States Department of Energy

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Under Secretary for Science at United States Department of Energy

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Director at New York University - The Center for Urban Science and Progress

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Managing Director at Tamra-Tacoma Capital Partners LLC

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Professor at Stanford University

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Founder at Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP

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Shareholder at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

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Business Development/New Venture Creation Consultant at NCAR LLC

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Associate Deputy Secretary at United States Department of Energy

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John Kotek
Assistant Secretary, Nuclear Energy at United States Department of Energy
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Assistant Secretary, Nuclear Energy
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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.

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Prior - 2015

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