Paula A. Gant, PhD
Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy

Paula Gant is an expert and advisor on global energy policy and markets, geopolitical risks, and technology transitions. She previously served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Affairs in the U.S. Department of Energy. Gant was responsible for multilateral engagements to apply the department’s capabilities in science, technology and markets in pursuit of U.S. national security objectives. Her work focused on actions to enhance U.S. energy security and accelerate global adoption of clean energy technologies.

Gant also served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Gas where she administered natural gas export and import regulation, technical collaborations with state and federal regulators, and R&D programs executed by the National Energy Technology Lab. She was a lead administration spokesperson before domestic and international audiences on deploying the best available science and technology to enhance U.S. energy, economic and national security through prudent production of domestic natural gas and oil.

She previously worked for the American Gas Association and Duke Energy, and also served on the faculties of Louisiana State University and the University of Louisville. A native of Louisiana, Gant received a BA in economics from McNeese State University and a PhD in economics from Auburn University.