Dan Brouillette

President & CEO
Edison Electric Institute

Dan Brouillette is President and CEO of the Edison Electric Institute, the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. EEI’s members provide electricity for nearly 250 million Americans, and operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Additionally, EEI’s membership also includes more than 70 international electric companies with operations in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

Brouillette, a distinguished leader in the energy, finance, and automotive sectors, joined EEI as President and CEO-elect on October 1, 2023. Before joining EEI, Brouillette served as President of Sempra Infrastructure (SI), a globally recognized multinational firm specializing in the construction and operation of liquified natural gas (LNG) export terminals, pipeline networks, and renewable electricity generation facilities. Under Brouillette’s leadership, SI experienced a period of extraordinary growth and expansion to become one of the world’s leading LNG exporters.

Before SI, Brouillette served as the 15th United States Secretary of Energy. Brouillette also served as the Deputy Secretary of Energy from August 2017 to December 2019, making history as the only individual ever confirmed by the U.S. Senate to hold both positions simultaneously.

During his tenure as Secretary, Brouillette led transformative advancements in supercomputing, artificial intelligence, quantum information science research, and grid-scale energy storage. His unwavering commitment to innovation extended to the development of nuclear fuel sources for NASA and SpaceX missions, as well as the resumption of domestic enrichment programs to propel advanced civilian nuclear reactor development in the United States.

As the nation’s top energy diplomat, Brouillette initiated and facilitated the first-ever dialogue between the cabinet-level energy ministers of Israel and key Muslim nations, including Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, and Sudan. This historic event contributed significantly to regional diplomacy and normalization efforts in the Middle East. His instrumental role in orchestrating head-of-state discussions between the United States and Russia, Saudi Arabia, and other “OPEC plus” nations during the COVID-19 pandemic is credited with the stabilization of world oil markets during a period of severe global economic uncertainty.

In recognition of his exemplary service and diplomatic achievements, Brouillette received Distinguished Public Service medals from both the U.S. Secretary of Defense and the U.S. Secretary of State, the highest award an individual can receive from either department. He was also honored as a distinguished alumnus of the University of Maryland and awarded an honorary doctorate of public administration from the University of South Carolina.

Prior to the Department of Energy, Brouillette held key leadership positions at USAA, the nation's largest provider of financial services to the military community, and Ford Motor Company, where he served on the automaker’s North American Operating Committee.

Brouillette is a member of the Committee of 100 of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Council on Strategic Risks’ high-level Commission on Nuclear Energy and Climate Security, and serves on the International Advisory Board of the Atlantic Council and the Board of Directors of the American Council on Capital Formation. He is a former tank commander with the U.S. Army's highly decorated 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and has served as a guest lecturer at the National War College and the Army War College. He holds a master's degree in intelligence and national security from The Citadel, a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Maryland, and is a visiting scholar and Executive-in-Residence at Tulane University in New Orleans. He also serves as a distinguished advisor to the KBH Energy Institute at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.