Agency Leadership

Dwayne McClinton

Dwayne McClinton joined the Governor’s Office of Energy as Director in February 2023. Prior to joining GOE, Mr. McClinton spent five years in public affairs and policy at Southwest Gas and has more than 15 years of operations management and government relations experience in energy and renewable energy. McClinton served as the North American Field Operations Manager for Titan Renewables, as the Regional Operations Manager for Gamesa North America, and as a Staff Project Manager at Granite Services. Additionally, McClinton worked at Clipper Wind Power, First Wind, and at Shiloh Wind Farm and is a U.S. Marine veteran.

    Denise Frohlich

    Deputy Director
    With 14 years of public service experience in state government, local government and academia, Denise Frohlich joined the Governor’s Office of Energy (GOE) as deputy director in July 2022. Most recently, she served as interim administrator for the Nevada Grant Office and deputy administrator for Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records, where she led budgeting, hiring, operations and grant management staff and procedures. In her role as interim administrator for the Grant Office, she led and prepared the office through its transition from the Department of Administration to the Governor’s Office, including direction of the division’s budget, hiring and onboarding of a new team, development and implementation of policies and procedures, and mission development. Additionally, she is an adjunct instructor in Western Nevada College's Organization and Project Management program. Prior to state service, she served in leadership roles in several higher education institutions in both Nevada and Texas. She holds a Master of Science in Leadership and Project Management from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in Adelphi University.