WASHINGTON – Bradley Crowell was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 as the Department of Energy’s Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs.
“Brad’s deep experience with Congress and expertise in outreach on the Department’s behalf make him more than qualified for this role. I am personally grateful for his stewardship of my nomination, and I am confident that he will lead the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs with distinction,” said Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. “I thank the Senate for its quick confirmation of Assistant Secretary Crowell, who will help promote the Department’s goals by working with our stakeholders in Congress and across the country.”
As Assistant Secretary, Crowell will lead the Department’s coordination with Congress, State, Tribal, City and County Governments, other Federal agencies, stakeholders and the general public. Crowell’s role will include enhancing cooperation with states as a key component to the national clean energy agenda.
During Crowell’s service with the Department since 2010, he has served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Senate Affairs. Before joining the Administration, he was the Senior Policy Advisor to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse from 2007 to 2010.
A native of Carson City, Nevada, Crowell began his experience in Washington, D.C. as a staff member in the Office of Senate Richard Bryan (D-NV) from 1999 - 2001. Crowell later worked as Public Policy Associate for Burness Communications from 2001 to 2002, as a Policy Advisor in the office of Congressman Chris Bell (D-TX) from 2001-2002, and as a Legislative Advocate with the Natural Resources Defense Council from 2004-2007. Crowell received a Bachelors of Science from Santa Clara University.