Full Name
Alex Schroeder
Job Title
Interim Executive
Joint Office of Energy and Transportation
Speaker Bio
Alex leads the newly formed Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, which was established in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to align resources and expertise across the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of Energy (DOE). The Joint Office seeks to accelerate an electrified transportation system that is affordable, convenient, equitable, reliable, and safe. Initial work by the Joint Office is geared towards providing technical and analytical assistance to states on EV charging plans and will quickly expand to support additional transportation electrification opportunities.

Alex is serving in the interim role on assignment from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) where he leads a research group that focuses on vehicle charging, electric grid integration, and the decarbonization of commercial vehicles. Alex has served in a variety of leadership roles at NREL ranging from transportation technology deployment to institutional planning and strategy. In that time, he helped to conceptualize the Energy Efficiency Mobility Systems program at U.S. DOE and aligned efforts between DOE and DOT to accelerate transportation systems research. Alex also served as a senior advisor on innovation to DOT and was part of the team that supported the initial designation of alternative fuel corridors.

Prior to NREL, Alex spent the better part of a decade in state government in the Colorado Governor’s Energy Office and Western Governors’ Association where he led programs related to transportation fuels and clean energy working with a variety of private and public sector stakeholders. An engineer and pilot by training, Alex has spent his career supporting research, policies, and programs that push past traditional boundaries in pursuit of outcomes that transcend organizations and magnify benefits. Outside of the office, Alex is a proud father, avid traveler, and consummate tinkerer.
Alex Schroeder