U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz re-appoints Randa Fahmy as an Ambassador in the Minorities in Energy Initiative: Fahmy Chairs Second Anniversary Event.
WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/6/15) Today, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz reappointed Randa Fahmy as an Ambassador for the Minorities in Energy Initiative (MIE). MIE is a program led by the Department of Energy’s Office of Economic Impact and Diversity and links together academia, industry, government and nonprofits to provide individual perspectives on addressing challenges in the areas of energy economic development; science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education; and climate change. Fahmy previously served as the U.S. Associate Deputy Secretary of Energy.
Fahmy also chaired the MIE Second Anniversary event held at Lockheed Martin’s Global Vision Center in Crystal City, Virginia. She opened up the forum by introducing Ms. Marillyn Hewson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin, The Honorable Dot Harris, Director Office of Impact and Diversity, and Representative Bobby Rush (D-IL). Panel discussions were held throughout the day which focused on issues of importance to MIE and subsequent success stories. In attendance were senior U.S. government officials from the White House, Congress, Department of Energy, MIE Ambassadors and private sector representatives.
Fahmy noted “I am honored to continue to serve as an Ambassador for the Minorities in Energy Initiative, an important step in engaging and advancing minorities in all aspects of the energy sector. This program is so important, because as Marian Wright Edelman said, “You can’t be what you can’t see.” MIE Ambassadors are committed to lending their voice to the mission of the Minorities in Energy Initiative through outreach and strategic planning.
In addition to Randa Fahmy, other Ambassadors include: former Secretaries of Energy Bill Richardson and Hazel O’Leary, former Governor of New Jersey and EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman, American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard, and UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski, III.
For more information on this initiative, please go to: http://energy.gov/diversity/office-economic-impact-and-diversity.