Alumnus Bud Albright ('80) Sworn In as Under Secretary for Energy

September 4, 2007

Secretary of Energy Administers Oath to Three Senior Officials

Secretary Bodman administers the oath of office to Under Secretary for Energy Bud Albright Jr., as his wife Ginger and children look on.

WASHINGTON, DC — Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman today administered the oath of office to three newly confirmed and appointed senior officials: C.H. "Bud" Albright Jr., as Under Secretary, Lisa Epifani as the Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Kevin Kolevar as the Assistant Secretary for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability.

"I applaud the Senate for unanimously confirming Bud Albright as Under Secretary for Energy, and Lisa Epifani and Kevin Kolevar as Assistant Secretaries," Secretary Bodman said.  "I am pleased to have Bud, Lisa and Kevin on my leadership team and I am confident their respective backgrounds and unique expertise will be invaluable as the Department works aggressively to advance President Bush's bold energy agenda."

As Under Secretary, Albright will oversee the Department's Energy and Environment programs, including: the Offices of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Environmental Management, Fossil Energy, Legacy Management, Nuclear Energy, and Radioactive Waste Management.

"Bud's breadth of experience, record of leadership in government and the private sector, and proven understanding of energy issues will ensure the Department continues to carry out its energy and environment missions, particularly as we work to diversify our Nation's energy supply and increase the use of clean, renewable energy," Secretary Bodman said of Albright.

Albright comes to DOE from the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served as Republican Staff Director for the Committee on Energy and Commerce while working to address challenges facing the country's energy, environmental, telecommunications, and health industries.  Albright was previously Vice President of Federal Affairs at Reliant Energy, and has served as Deputy Associate Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Albright holds degrees from Presbyterian College in his home state of South Carolina and the George Mason University School of Law.

(The photograph and information above were obtained from a press release appearing on the Department of Energy website. Read more about Bud Albright in a Capitol Corner article from the July 2006 Mason Law News.)