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Ambassadors of the Minorities in Energy Initiative

Ambassadors gather with Secretary Ernest Moniz, Director Dot Harris, and speakers from the White House Forum on Minorities in Energy, a dialogue on diversity in the energy sector held on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.

Ambassadors gather with Secretary Ernest Moniz, Director Dot Harris, and speakers from the White House Forum on Minorities in Energy, a dialogue on diversity in the energy sector held on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.

The Ambassadors of the Minorities in Energy Initiative were announced by Secretary Ernest Moniz on November 13, 2013. These senior-level leaders have committed to lending their voice to the mission of the Minorities in Energy Initiative through outreach and strategic planning. These Ambassadors are passionate about engaging minorities in all aspects of the energy sector, with a special focus on energy economic development, STEM education, and climate change.

View the Ambassadors' full bios here.

Emily Duong
External Vice President Mid Atlantic Union of Vietnamese Students Association
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Rodney Ellis
State Senator for Texas' 13th state senate district
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Sarah EchoHawk
President, American Indian Science and Engineering Society
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Robert Gee
President and Founder, Gee Strategies Group
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Jack Gerard
President CEO, American Petroleum Institute
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Mauro Gregorio
Business President for Energy Solutions, Dow Chemical
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William R. Harvey
President, Hampton University
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Michelle L. Holiday
President, Michelle Holiday and Associates
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Freeman Hrabowski
President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
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Randa Fahmy Hudome
former U.S. Associate Deputy Secretary of Energy, Fahmy Hudome International
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Marie Johns
Former SBA Administrator, L&L Consulting - a division of Leftwich & Ludaway, LLC
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Gary M. Mignogna
President and Chief Executive Officer, AREVA Inc.
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Diana Natalicio
President, The University of Texas at El Paso
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Irving Pressley McPhail
President, National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
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Hazel O’Leary
former Secretary of Energy
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Bill Richardson
former Governor of New Mexico and former Secretary of Energy
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Carmichael Roberts
General Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners
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David Steward
Chairman and founder of World Wide Technology (WWT)
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Susan M. Taylor
author, former editor of Essence magazine and Founder/CEO of the National CARES Mentoring Movement
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Christine Todd Whitman
former Governor of New Jersey and EPA Administrator
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Daniel Wildcat
Professor at Haskell Indian Nations University
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Honorary Ambassadors

Bobby L. Rush
Congressman Representing the First District of Illinois
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Eddie Bernice Johnson
Congresswoman Representing the 30th District of Texas
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Joe Garcia
Congressman Representing the 26th District of Florida
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Department of Energy Champions

Dimitri Kusnezov
Chief Scientist & Senior Advisor to the Secretary, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy
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John Moon
General Engineer, Office of Environmental Management
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Tony Baylis
Director, Strategic Diversity Programs, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Department of Energy
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Pilar Thomas
Deputy Director, Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs
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