William Hederman is a Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. There, he teaches and conducts research at the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy and the Wharton Executive Education Program. He also teaches Energy Geopolitics at the Joint Executive Masters of International Affairs program of the Center for Strategic and International Studies-Syracuse Maxwell School in Washington, DC. He also holds an independent senior advisor position at Deloitte and Touche, LLP and is president of Greenwood Strategy, LLC. His recent imdependent assignments have included cybersecurity analysis for a major energy trade association and a special assignment for the Administrator of the US EIA to accelerate a new strategic initiative regarding electric power information.
He served as a direct-report Senior Advisor to U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, providing leadership on Department of Energy (DOE) missions to Ukraine, the Baltics, and Germany. In this position, he was also the chief architect for the analytic framework developed for DOE’s groundbreaking Quadrennial Energy Review. He received the Secretary’s Achievement Award for his work at DOE.
Hederman began his professional career as a systems integration engineer at Bell Labs in the directorate that later developed the cell phone system. He served on the RAND Corporation’s technology innovation research team, worked as the Congressional Budget Office’s first energy and science budget analyst, and led the establishment of: the policy analysis department at INGAA (pipeline association), the International Energy Agency’s gas technology center, and the Washington office for RJ Rudden Associates (now Black & Veatch). Additionally, he was vice president for Business Development and Strategic Initiatives at Columbia Transmission Companies on the management team that brought Columbia out of bankruptcy. During the Enron and California crises, he joined the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and formed the Office of Market Oversight and Investigations, which has been credited with playing a major role in the restoration of confidence in electricity and natural gas regulatory oversight. He received FERC’s highest award, Exemplar of Public Service, for his work there.
Hederman holds engineering degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Notre Dame, and a professional degree (M.P.P.) from the University of California at Berkeley.