Carol Battershell

Former Principal Deputy Director, Office of Policy, U.S. Department of Energy


Carol J. Battershell was Principal Deputy Director in the Office of Policy at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In this position, she was one of the Agency’s most senior executives and works closely with members of the Secretary of Energy and Under Secretaries Offices. In her ten years with DOE (2008-2018), Battershell has led multi-billion dollar technical programs; ran the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy field operations office which at its peak was responsible for approximately $7 billion of grants, research and construction; and was a key contributor on two multi-Agency energy policy reviews.

Prior to DOE, Battershell worked for 25 years in the energy industry at BP where she worked in a variety of locations in the United States, and spent ten years living and working in Europe. In her career at BP, she held roles in operations management, strategy development, financial management, and policy development. She began her career as a refinery environmental engineer in Ohio. Her last role at BP was in London as Vice President, Policy and Strategy for BP Alternative Energy where she was instrumental in developing the business case for an $8 billion investment to launch that new division.

Battershell was an Arotech (NASDAQ:ARTX) Board member (2016-2017) as well as Nominating Committee chair and an Audit Committee member. She completed the Kellogg Business School Board Director Development Program. Battershell previously served as a member of the California Fuel Cell Board, the European Union Hydrogen Initiative Advisory Council, and was appointed to the DOE Freedom Car and Fuel Partnership Advisory Board. Battershell holds a BS in Engineering from Purdue University with a specialization in environmental engineering and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.