President and CEO
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.