James E. Campos
The Honorable James E. Campos was nominated by the President of the United States and confirmed by the United States Senate on April 9, 2018, as the Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the United States Department of Energy. As Director, Mr. Campos oversees the Office of Minority Economic Impact and the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity. He is tasked with helping to implement legislation and executive orders with an eye towards their effect on minorities and minority businesses, as well as ensuring that minorities are afforded an opportunity to fully participate in Department programs. Mr. Campos also serves as the Department of Energy’s Equal Employment Opportunity Director, which includes field sites across the United States.
The Office of Economic Impact & Diversity is uniquely positioned through its Congressional mandate to interact and work with all of the DOE’s 22 offices such as the offices of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Fossil Energy, Electricity, Nuclear Energy, Technology Transfer, Environmental Management, and Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
Additionally, Mr. Campos established the Equity in Energy initiative to expand the participation of individuals in underserved communities, which includes minorities, Native Americans, women, veterans, and formerly incarcerated persons, in all the programs of the Department. The initiative provides an invaluable platform for the DOE and local, regional, and national stakeholders to share ideas and insights that are leveraged to alleviate the challenges of underserved communities. The primary pillars are: supplier diversity, workforce development, STEM enhancement, technical assistance, and access & attractibility.