SEA Names New President

By on September 20, 2016 in Current Events with 1 Comment
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New SEA president Bill Valdez

The Senior Executives Association (SEA) announced today that it has named Bill Valdez as its new president.

Valdez originally joined the SEA in 2000. He was elected to SEA’s Board of Directors in 2005 and served as Chair of the Board of Directors from 2011-2013.

Valdez is a former Department of Energy (DOE) Senior Executive and former Senior Advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). He retired as a federal employee in 2014 after over 20 years of service at DOE.

Valdez has held various leadership positions including:

  • Acting Director, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity
  • Director of Business Services, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
  • Director of Planning and Analysis, Office of Science
  • Director for Workforce Development, Office of Science

“Bill is an exemplary example of what SEA and the Senior Executive Service (SES) stand for,” said SEA Board Chair Barbara Pabotoy. “His work at the Department of Energy led to his receipt of the Secretary’s Gold Medal as well as the prestigious honor of the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award. He upholds our core values of professional integrity and a strong commitment to public service, and we are thrilled to have him once again in a leadership role within the organization.”

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