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Dan Brouillette
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15th United States Secretary of Energy
Assumed office
December 3, 2019
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byRick Perry
United States Deputy Secretary of Energy
In office
August 8, 2017 – December 1, 2019
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byElizabeth Sherwood-Randall
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 58)
Paincourtville, Louisiana, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationUniversity of Maryland, College Park (BA)

Dan R. Brouillette (born August 18, 1962) is an American businessman. He is the 15th and current United States Secretary of Energy since December 3, 2019. 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]

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]