PHOTO FILE: Deputy secretary of the United States Department of Energy Dan Brouillette (L) attended a meeting of the “Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas” (III ECPA) in Vina del Mar, Chile, Nov. 07, 9 2017. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday, he nominated deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette, a former deputy president
of Ford Motor Co. And the state of Louisiana regulate energy, to head the department.
“I’m pleased to nominate Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette as the new energy minister,” Trump wrote in a Twitter post. “Dan’s experience in this field is unparalleled. A total professional, I have no doubt that Dan will do a great job! ”
If confirmed by the Senate, Brouillette will replace Rick Perry, who said on Thursday, he walked down at the end of this year.
Brouillette, 57, has increased accountability at the Department of Energy in recent months when Perry signed him from his resigned. He went on international trips for the department and sat in for Perry in some cabinet meetings.
Brouillette is deputy president
In Ford (F. N) from 2004 to 2006. Then, he led public policy for the United Automobile Association (USAA) to provide insurance and financial services to veterans.
A native of Louisiana, he was a member of the Mineral State and Energy Council from 2013 to 2016. Previously he served in the Department of Energy as an assistant clerk to the Parliament and…