(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/18/13) U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz named Randa Fahmy, a former U.S. Associate Deputy Secretary of Energy, as an Ambassador for the Minorities in Energy Initiative (MIE).
MIE is a new 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.
At a recent White House Forum on Minorities in Energy, Secretary Moniz announced the new appointment.
In addition to Randa Fahmy, other Ambassadors include: former Secretaries of Energy Bill Richardson and Hazel O’Leary, American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard, AREVA CEO Michael Rencheck, and UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski, III.
For more information on this initiative, please go to: http://energy.gov/articles/white-house-engaging-dialogue-diversity-and-energy.