Dan Brouillette

15th United States Secretary of Energy

Dan R. Brouillette (born August 18, 1962) is an American businessman. He was the 15th United States Secretary of Energy from December 3, 2019 to January 20, 2021. He was the United States Deputy Secretary of Energy from August 2017 through December 2019.[3] After being nominated for the position by President Donald Trump, Brouillette was confirmed by a 79–17 vote of the United States Senate on August 3, 2017.[4]

Dan Brouillette
15th United States Secretary of Energy
In office
December 3, 2019 – January 20, 2021
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byRick Perry
Succeeded byJennifer Granholm
United States Deputy Secretary of Energy
In office
August 8, 2017 – December 1, 2019
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byElizabeth Sherwood-Randall
Succeeded byMark Menezes
Assistant Secretary of Energy for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs
In office
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byJohn Angell[1]
Succeeded byRick Dearborn[2]
Personal details
Born (1962-08-18) August 18, 1962 (age 61)
Paincourtville, Louisiana, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationUniversity of Maryland, College Park (BA)

On October 18, 2019, he was announced as President Trump's choice to replace Rick Perry as Secretary of Energy.[5] On December 2, the United States Senate confirmed his nomination by a 70–15 vote.[6]


  1. "search"%3A%5B"Dan+Brouillette"%5D%7D&r=3 "PN576 - Nomination of Dan R. Brouillette for Department of Energy, 107th Congress (2001-2002)". August 2001.
  2. "PN779 - Nomination of Rick A. Dearborn for Department of Energy, 108th Congress (2003-2004)". 3 October 2003.
  3. "Brouillette sworn in to head Congressional, Intergovernmental Affairs" (PDF). DOE This Month. Department of Energy. September 2001.[permanent dead link]
  4. "PN459 — Dan R. Brouillette — Department of Energy". U.S. Congress. 3 August 2017. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
  5. Trump, Donald J. (2019-10-18). "....He is also my friend! At the same time, I am pleased to nominate Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette to be the new Secretary of Energy. Dan's experience in the sector is unparalleled. A total professional, I have no doubt that Dan will do a great job!". @realDonaldTrump. Retrieved 2019-10-18.
  6. Senate Confirms Dan Brouillette to Lead Energy Department