Bill Valdez, President

Bill ValdezBill Valdez was appointed SEA President in September, 2016.  Since his retirement from Federal service as a career Senior Executive in July 2014, Mr. Valdez has provided expert consulting services to major international corporations and governments in energy, environment and science/technology policy, serving as Principal at Deep Water Point, LLC, and Senior Vice President at The Consultants International Group, Inc.

Mr. Valdez's career with the Department of Energy spanned over 20 years. He has extensive knowledge in the areas of R&D portfolio analysis and and evaluation, grid security and regulatory policies, energy/environmental technologies and policies, small business development, supply chain analysis, science and engineering workforce development, budget planning, diversity and equal opportunity issues, science policy, human capital processes and policies, procurement processes and policies, corporate and strategic planning, and contract management.

Mr. Valdez held the positions of Acting Director, DOE Office of Economic Impact and Diversity; Director of Business Services, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; and Director of Planning and Analysis, and Director for Workforce Development within DOE’s Office of Science. evaluation, grid security and regulatory policies, energy/environmental technologies and policies, small business development, supply chain analysis, science and engineering workforce development, budget planning, diversity and equal opportunity issues, science policy, human capital processes and policies, procurement processes and policies, corporate and strategic planning, and contract management.

Mr. Valdez is an Adjunct Faculty at American University’s School of Public Affairs, where he specializes in Federal government evaluation and strategic planning and is co-editing “The Handbook of Federal Government Leadership and Administration” to be published in 2017. He also serves on the board of directors and scientific advisory committees of non-profit and for-profit organizations, such as YEDF, I-Com, LaborVoices, Fuelcor and ipCrossing.

In addition, Mr. Valdez was co-chair of the National Science and Technology Council’s Science of Science Policy Interagency Working Group from 2005-2014.

Mr. Valdez was awarded the Presidential Rank Award (Meritorious) in 2007, was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2006, and was elected to Senior Executive Association’s Board of Directors in 2005 and served as Chairman from 2011-13.

Prior to working at DOE, Mr. Valdez worked as a Senior Project Manager in private industry where he provided strategic planning services to Asian and European multinational corporations.

Mr. Valdez received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas and his Master of Arts in International Economics and Energy Policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

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