Chief Operating Officer
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
U.S. Department of Energy
Paul Dickerson, J.D., CPA, was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as Chief Operating Officer of the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). In this capacity, Dickerson is responsible for day-to-day operational oversight and management of the Office of the Assistant Secretary and for directing the implementation of the EERE priorities, policies, program development and execution, and strategic planning. With its $1.74 billion budget, EERE invests in a diverse portfolio of energy technologies to provide efficient, clean and renewable energy leading toward a stronger economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy independence for America.
Dickerson joins the Department of Energy having served as Chief of Staff for the United States and Foreign Commercial Service (Commercial Service) at the Department of Commerce where he was responsible for day-to-day management of the Commercial Service’s worldwide network of 1,700 employees in 260 offices, and for directing the implementation of the Commercial Service’s worldwide priorities and policies.
Prior to joining the Department of Commerce, Dickerson served as a corporate attorney in the Houston office of Haynes and Boone, LLP, assisting international and domestic clients with their global business transactions.
Dickerson, a native of Houston, served the people of Texas and the nation on several state and federal boards, and he brings years of experience with trade policy development to this position.
Locally, he founded and serves as President of Dickerson Leadership Alliance, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation granting scholarships and awards to Houston-area students for their demonstrated civic involvement.
Dickerson has published numerous articles and frequently appears on the media circuit discussing politics, business, taxation, financing, and other issues relevant to international trade and business. Through articles, interviews and speeches, he has appeared regularly in the local, statewide, nationwide and international press, including frequent citations in the New York Times and the Houston Chronicle.
Dickerson is a certified public accountant and a graduate of the South Texas College of Law. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.
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