William Parks is currently serving as the Principal Technical Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy in the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE). Prior positions include Senior Energy Advisor to the Governor of Hawaii, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Development within OE, and Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Power Technologies with DOE, where he oversaw the DOE renewable energy portfolio. He holds a M.S. in materials engineering and a B.S. in geological sciences from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.