Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources, US Department of State

Assistant Secretary Frank Fannon oversees US foreign policy at the critical intersection of energy and national security, promoting US interests to ensure energy resources are used to increase economic opportunity, stability, and prosperity around the world. Previously, Assistant Secretary Fannon was the managing director of BHP Billiton’s Washington, DC Corporate Affairs office, where he developed a comprehensive US strategy for the world’s largest diversified resources company, and also served as an adviser to the BHP Foundation. Prior to BHP, he was a senior director at Murphy Oil Corporation. Assistant Secretary Fannon served as legal counsel to Senators Campbell (R-CO) and Domenici (R-NM) and to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, where he drafted, negotiated, and helped pass into law key provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. He earned a J.D. from the University of Denver (DU) Sturm College of Law, a master of arts in international affairs (economics and trade) from DU’s Korbel School of International Studies, and a B.A. from Radford University.

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