Mr. Simmons has served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at the U.S. Department of Energy. He oversaw technology development in the energy efficiency, renewable power, and sustainable transportation sectors, leading EERE to achieve its vision of a strong and prosperous America powered by clean, affordable, and secure energy.
Prior to government service, Mr. Simmons served as the Institute for Energy Research’s Vice President for Policy promoting affordable energy for all Americans. He previously served as director of the Natural Resources Task Force at the American Legislative Exchange Council, was a research fellow at the Mercatus Center, and worked as professional staff on the Committee on Resources of the United States House of Representatives.
Mr. Simmons is a graduate of Utah State University and George Mason University School of Law.more » « less