Stephen Nalley

Deputy Administrator,
U.S. Energy Information Administration

Stephen Nalley was appointed Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) on May 27, 2018.

As the second-in-command at EIA and the agency’s top career official, Steve is involved in all aspects of collecting, analyzing, and disseminating independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policy-making, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. He works closely with the Administrator to provide overall leadership, planning, and direction for the agency.

Steve possesses more than 30 years of professional experience, most of which has been spent supporting EIA in various capacities. His prior work includes nearly three years as the Assistant Administrator (AA) for Resource and Technology Management, and five years as the Director of EIA’s Office of Planning, Budget, Procurement, and Evaluation, where he directed the agency’s budget formulation activities, oversaw a comprehensive support service acquisition strategy, and led EIA’s program evaluation efforts.

Steve’s EIA tenure also includes two years as a Contracting Officer’s Representative for the Office of Oil and Gas, where he was the senior contract liaison and business analyst for EIA’s largest program office in terms of resource allocations. As a supervisory Energy Economist, he also led EIA’s Natural Gas Survey Data Team for six years, where he was charged with enhancing the scope of that program’s data coverage, improving the efficiency of the team’s business processes, and ensuring the overall quality of EIA’s monthly and annual natural gas statistics.

Prior to joining federal service, Steve was a program manager for a government contractor, where he managed a broad portfolio of survey data operations, IT development, and analytical support efforts spanning the energy sector. He also has extensive private sector experience as a petroleum data analyst and quality assurance director.

Steve received a BA in Political Science from the University of Maryland.

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