AREVA Inc. CEO Selected as Ambassador for Energy Department Minorities in Energy Initiative
October 02, 2014
CHARLOTTE, N.C., October 2, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently selected Gary Mignogna, AREVA Inc. president and CEO, to serve as one of the Department’s ambassadors for the Minorities in Energy Initiative. Mignogna will serve as an ambassador through 2015.
“I am honored to serve as an ambassador for this important initiative,” said Mignogna. “At AREVA, we believe that STEM education helps build a future workforce that will drive American innovation. It is through partnerships such as this that we will sustain the highly skilled and diverse workforce that is vital to our low carbon energy future.”
"AREVA is an active partner with DOE in our effort to fully engage minority students, communities and businesses in the energy sector,” said The Honorable LaDoris "Dot" Harris, director of DOE’s Office of Economic Impact and Diversity. “As the new President and CEO of AREVA, Gary Mignogna has affirmed his commitment to serve as an ambassador for DOE's Minorities in Energy Initiative and to help develop the next generation of scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs by harnessing the power of America's talent and diversity."
Launched in September 2013, the Minorities in Energy Initiative furthers the Administration’s goal of increasing engagement in energy and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. As an ambassador, Mignogna will serve as an advocate for expanding the role of minorities in the energy sector. This includes raising awareness of STEM education, creating more robust partnerships between students and industry professionals, and improving understanding of energy issues.