Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Director of the Energy & Environment Directorate’s Program Development Office
Ms. Angela Becker-Dippmann serves as Director of the Energy & Environment Directorate’s Program Development Office. She rejoined PNNL in April 2019. In this cross-cutting role, she evaluates emerging national, regional, and state energy and environmental priorities, policies and programs to ensure EED's mission strategy and S&T are focused on the most impactful outcomes. She is based in PNNL's Seattle office. Ms. Becker-Dippmann was with PNNL from July 2011 to January 2015 as a senior policy analyst in EED, before leaving to serve as Staff Director at the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (SENR), with jurisdiction over the Department of Energy's Office of Science, applied R&D programs, Bonneville Power Administration, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and U.S. Department of Interior. With SENR, she managed 20 policy professionals, legislative counsels, federal agency detailees, and science fellows to execute the energy, infrastructure, environmental, and public lands agenda of Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and 10 Democratic Committee Members. From 2008-2011, Ms. Becker-Dippmann was an Executive Vice President with McBee Strategic Consulting, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting and public affairs firm. She signed on with McBee following nearly eight years of work with the U.S. Senate, which included service as a Professional Staff Member for the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee under Chairman Jeff Bingaman. During the 110th Congress, her portfolio at the Committee included work on the Energy Independence & Security Act of 2007, as well as a number of legislative and oversight initiatives on topics ranging from commodity market regulation to energy technology financing and federal oil and gas royalty collection. Previously, Ms. Becker-Dippmann served on the staff of Sen. Maria Cantwell in a number of roles, including Communications and Policy Director. In her tenure there, she managed the Senator's energy policy priorities during consideration of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. These priorities included electricity and natural gas market regulation, biofuels diversity, efficiency research and development, smart grid technology and workforce training. Before coming to Capitol Hill, Ms. Becker-Dippmann held editorial positions at Energy NewsData Corporation in Seattle—an independent publisher of energy policy journals with specific emphasis on Western electricity and natural gas markets.