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Stephen Nalley Stephen Nalley Print-friendly PDF
Deputy Administrator
Email: stephen.nalley@eia.gov
Phone: (202) 586-6351
U.S. Energy Information Administration
1000 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20585


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

Steve provides leadership, planning, and direction to fulfill the agency’s role as the nation’s premier source of independent, impartial energy information. To accomplish this, Steve oversees a wide range of statistical, analysis, and dissemination activities that enable the mission. He also serves as a primary spokesperson for the agency, representing EIA in key government and industry forums.


With more than 35 years of public- and private-sector experience as an energy professional, Steve brings a wealth of expertise in petroleum and natural gas markets and data operations to EIA’s leadership team. He has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to sustaining EIA’s relevance with key stakeholders, including policy makers, market participants, industry, and the public at large. As EIA’s Acting Assistant Administrator for Energy Analysis, Steve kept EIA’s forecasts and projections apace with energy trends and markets, for example, expanding renewable energy scenarios in the Annual Energy Outlook and enhancing EIA’s coverage of electricity issues in the International Energy Outlook.

Steve’s previous experience includes three years as EIA’s Assistant Administrator for Resources and Technology Management, during which he implemented IT governance practices aligned to industry standards, upgraded the agency’s IT infrastructure to improve operability and security, and enhanced EIA’s posture with regard to continuity of operations. Steve’s business acumen also includes his experience as the Director of EIA’s Office of Planning, Budget, Procurement, and Evaluation, where he guided the agency’s budget formulation and execution activities, oversaw acquisition strategy, and coordinated EIA's strategic planning and program evaluation initiatives.

Steve spent more than six years leading EIA’s Natural Gas Survey Data Team as a supervisory Energy Economist, where he monitored legislative and industry changes to expand data coverage, improved process efficiency, and ensured the overall quality of EIA’s natural gas statistics.

Before joining federal service, Steve was a program manager for a government contractor, where he managed a broad portfolio of energy data and analysis operations and related IT development. In this role, he established the system and methodology that brought the Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report, a Principal Federal Economic Indicator, into EIA’s product portfolio. He also worked as a private-sector petroleum data analyst and quality assurance director.

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