Department of Energy
Council Member: Dr. Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy
Council Designee: Dot Harris, Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, U.S. Department of Energy
LaDoris “Dot” Harris was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the United States Department of Energy. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 29, 2012. Ms. Harris brings nearly 30 years of management and leadership experience to this position, having served at some of the world’s largest firms and leading a successful energy, IT, and healthcare consulting firm.
Serving at an Assistant Secretary level position at the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, Ms. Harris leads the Department of Energy’s efforts to ensure minorities and historically underrepresented communities are afforded an opportunity to participate fully in our energy programs. Ms. Harris oversees a corporate funding strategy for minority institutions, develops the current and future departmental workforce, works closely to develop small business contracting opportunities at the department, and protects the civil rights of departmental employees and recipients of funding from the department.
Ms. Harris brings a wealth of knowledge to this work, having been deeply engaged in the energy sector, small business innovation, and strategic partnerships. Previously, Ms. Harris was the President and CEO of Jabo Industries, LLC, a minority-woman owned management consulting firm concentrated primarily in the energy, information technology and healthcare industries.
Ms. Harris holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina and a M.S. in Technology Management from Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia.
Council Designee: AnneMarie Horowitz, Operations and Communications Officer, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, U.S. Department of Energy