Houston Gas & LNG Forum Distinguished Speakers Include


James Campos

Member of the Executive Advisory Board, U.S. Energy Stream, Former Assistant Secretary, US Department of Energy
Washington, DC

James Edward Campos is a Member of the Executive Advisory Board of U.S. Energy Stream

Mr. Campos was nominated by the President of the United States and confirmed by the United States Senate on April 9, 2018, as the Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the United States Department of Energy. As Director, Mr. Campos overseed the Office of Minority Economic Impact and the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity. Mr. Campos also served as the Department of Energy’s Equal Employment Opportunity Director, which includes field sites across the United States.  

Mr. Campos also functioned as the Department of Energy’s Chief Diversity Officer and the official Federal designee to the White House Interagency Working Group Initiatives, which includes the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, and the White House Initiative to Promote Excellence and Innovation at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  Additionally, Mr. Campos was the Department’s designee on the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council. 

Mr. Campos has served in both the public and private sectors, working in such industries as publishing, telecommunications, state and federal government, strategic business consulting, political consulting, as well as a small business owner and adjunct business professor. His business background has enhanced his expertise in the energy sector, marketing, international commerce, workforce development, higher education, management, operations and strategic analysis, and implementation.

Prior to his Presidential appointment, Mr. Campos was the Senior Advisor on Economic Development & Strategic Planning / Government Affairs to the College President of Nevada State College (NSC), where he was involved in the areas of government and community relations/strategic business consulting, and business development. 

Mr. Campos held several state-wide Gubernatorial appointments in Nevada to include: the Nevada’s Equal Rights Commission (April 2011 to 2015); Nevada’s Judicial Selection Commission as a temporary member (July 2011); the Governor’s Workforce Investment Sector Councils on Gaming, Tourism & Entertainment (Jan. 2014) and Mining and Minerals (Feb. 2014); the Governor’s Office of Economic Development’s International Trade Council (May 2014 to October 2017); and the Nevada Taxi Cab Authority Commission (March 2015 to April 2018).

Mr. Campos was formerly the Commissioner of the Nevada Consumer Affairs Division (Nevada’s Business & Industry Department), where he regulated seven industries and enforced state laws governing deceptive trade practices. He was appointed to the state-wide Commissioner’s position in February 2007.

Mr. Campos holds both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science degree from the University of Maryland, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and an Executive Program Certificate from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington, D.C.  While completing his master’s degree, Campos also studied at Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford in England for business and literature studies and also studied cultural studies in Barcelona, Spain for a year.  He has taught college courses in the areas of organizational operations, international management, marketing, strategy, public relations and human resources as an adjunct professor.