Osage tribal citizen working again for Department of Energy

David Conrad, Osage, Deputy Director of U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs

OSAGE RESERVATION – David F. Conrad has rejoined the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs as deputy director, according to a press release from the Osage Nation. Conrad is an Osage tribal member of the Pawhuska District. “The work that David continues to do for Native communities is both incredibly impressive and important,” said Osage Nation Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear. “We congratulate him on his return to the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs and support him in his efforts.” Conrad recently served as director of the Office of Public Affairs for the Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs in the Department of Interior, managing press relations, digital media and communications in coordination with other DOI bureaus. In the past, he worked as the Department of Energy’s director for tribal and intergovernmental affairs in the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs. The mission of the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs is to maximize the development and deployment of energy solutions for the benefit of American Indians and Alaska Natives. The office works within DOE, across government agencies and with tribes and organizations to promote Indian energy policies and initiatives. The Office of Indian Energy performs these functions within the scope of DOE's mission and in support of the federal government's trust responsibility, tribal self-determination policy and government-to-government relationships with Indian tribes, according to the news release.

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