Dave Howell is the Acting Vehicles Technologies Office (VTO) Director in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy with responsibility for the Department’s $340 million advanced vehicle R&D portfolio. He has over 30 years of experience planning and executing complex, multi‐disciplined R&D activities that includes hybrid and electric vehicle R&D, advanced battery research and manufacturing, and advanced structural materials research. Dave served as DOE’s Program Manager for Battery R&D from 2003‐2017. He continues to serve as DOE’s representative at the United States Advanced Battery Consortium Management Committee, the Executive Committee for the Battery500 Research Consortium, and various international and inter‐government forums. Prior to DOE, Dave was on the research staff of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and served on active duty at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base as the Program Manager for Advanced Materials for Space Structures at the Air Force Materials Laboratory. Dave received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.