David B Diamond

Dave Diamond is Deputy Associate Director for Energy and Minerals (EM). He manages the operations of the EM Mission Area, which conducts unbiased geologic research supporting energy and mineral resource assessments across the United States, and compiles information and statistics on the worldwide supply and flow of minerals and materials essential to our economy and national security.

Biography

David B. Diamond joined USGS in October, 2017, as the Deputy Associate Director for Energy and Minerals. He manages the operations of the Energy and Mineral Resources Mission Area, which conducts unbiased geologic research supporting energy and mineral resource assessments across the United States, and compiles information and statistics on the worldwide supply and flow of minerals and materials essential to our economy and national security.  Dave came to USGS from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, where he was Chief of the Leasing Division, where he oversaw leasing of oil, natural gas, sand, and other non-energy minerals in the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.  While at BOEM, Dave also completed a 120-day detail at USGS in 2016 as Acting Congressional Liaison Officer, as part of the Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program.

Before joining BOEM, Dave was an analyst at the Department of Energy's Office of Policy Analysis from 2010-2011, where he worked on DOE's first critical materials strategy.  Previously, he worked in the private sector for LMI Government Consulting.  He began his career as a Navy submarine officer, and he has continued to serve in the Navy Reserve since leaving active duty in 2000. He is currently the Commanding Officer of a reserve unit supporting the Office of Naval Research.

Dave has a B.S. and Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy (with a focus on science, technology and innovation policy) from George Mason University.