Dr. Bryan Hannegan was recently named President and CEO at Holy Cross Energy. With nearly 20 years
of experience in and around the electricity industry, Dr. Hannegan brings a unique combination of
technical knowledge, policy and government background, and management experience. Prior to being
named HCE's CEO, Dr. Hannegan led multiple research and development teams at the National
Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Electric Power Research Institute, advancing innovations
in fossil and renewable generation, environmental compliance, and electricity delivery and use.
Prior to joining EPRI in September 2006, Hannegan served as the Chief of Staff for the White House
Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), coordinating Federal agency policies and activities on a
wide range of energy and environmental issues affecting air, water, land, and ecosystems. During
that time, he also served as an acting Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy,
helping to formulate the Advanced Energy Initiative and to implement the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
Between 1999 and 2003, Hannegan served as Staff Scientist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy
and Natural Resources, where he handled energy efficiency, renewable energy, alternative fuels, and
environmental aspects of energy production and use.
Dr. Hannegan holds a doctorate in earth system science, a Master of Science in engineering, both
from the University of California, Irvine, and a Bachelor of Science in meteorology from the
University of Oklahoma.