The National Association of State Energy Officials’ (NASEO) Energy Security Committee provides a forum for State Energy Officials to discuss, learn, and collaborate on energy emergency preparedness and response. The committee seeks to address all natural and manmade hazards as part of its energy assurance efforts. It supports state efforts in the areas of energy data and analysis, intra-state and inter-state communications and training, and public-private sector coordination.

NASEO sponsors the State Energy Office participation in the Energy Emergency Assurance Coordinators (EEAC), which are the state points of contact in an energy emergency. The committee collaborates with relevant federal partners and industry stakeholders to promote comprehensive energy sector security. The committee leverages its network to assist states in carrying out their responsibilities as state energy data repositories, providing technical assistance to other state government agencies, and conducting energy assurance planning and preparedness activities.

The committee structure is designed as a conduit to solicit diverse state perspectives on a variety of subjects in order to inform future activities and resource requests, and guide NASEO advocacy.

How to Engage:

If you are interested in working with the committee, please reach out to Sarah Trent ( or Blake Kinney ( If you are already a committee member, you may log in to the NASEO Energy Security Forum using your NASEO login information to post questions, view additional resources, and participate in ongoing committee discussions. If you are a member and do not yet have a NASEO login, please email Shemika Spencer (

Committee Leadership

Ben Bolton, Chair


Blake Kinney


Jeff Pillon


Sarah Trent