WASHINGTON, D.C.â€”Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday, September 18, as the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s deputy secretary.
â€œLizâ€™s confirmation comes at a historic time in our nationâ€™s energy evolution,â€ Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said. â€œShe joins us with deep expertise in the departmentâ€™s nuclear security mission, including both nuclear weapons and countering proliferation. Her extensive public service and recent responsibilities on the White House national security team position her to contribute to the departmentâ€™s energy and security missions in a major way, both domestically and internationally. I thank the Senate for their attention to Lizâ€™s nomination, and look forward to working closely with her as a key, trusted colleague.â€
President Barack Obama nominated Sherwood-Randall in July.
As deputy secretary, Sherwood-Randall will support Moniz in the management and operation of the Department of Energy. [Read more…]