January 20, 2012

Crapo Welcomes New Congressional Fellow

Announces addition of nuclear energy fellow to staff

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today announced that Dr. Patrick N. Holman will be joining his Washington, D.C., staff as nuclear energy fellow for the 2012 calendar year. 

Most recently, Dr. Holman served as Director, Office of Budget and Planning for the Office of Nuclear Energy.  In this position, he coordinated the development of the annual budget submission to Congress and advised senior leadership on all manners of budget, strategic and program planning activities.  Prior to his time at the Office of Nuclear Energy, Dr. Holman worked for the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of the Chief Financial Officer, primarily working on improving program assessments and performance management and reporting.  He joined the DOE in 2001 as a Presidential Management Fellow.

Dr. Holman holds a doctorate in Political Science, focused on Environmental and Federal Land Management Policy, as well as a Masters of Public Administration.  Both degrees were earned from Northern Arizona University.

 "Patrick has served in various financial and program assessment roles at DOE for the past decade, and we are fortunate that he is willing to spend a year in our office to share his knowledge and experience on energy issues and budgeting," Crapo said.  "His background in public policy and federal land management will be a great asset this year as Congress continues to debate the appropriate role of the federal government in supporting a pragmatic balance between conservation and economic growth."

As a nuclear energy fellow in Senator Crapo's office, Dr. Holman will focus primarily on energy and natural resource issues, including research and cleanup activities at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL).  He is on a year-long Congressional Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, which is responsible for the INL.