Tristan Vance is the Chief Energy Officer for the State of Indiana and Director of the Office of Energy Development (OED).  He is charged by Governor Eric Holcomb with the development of a comprehensive energy policy for the state.  OED manages a broad range of projects in electricity, natural gas, transportation, workforce development, and community development.

Vance also oversees the Center for Coal Technology Research at Purdue University and serves on the board of directors for the National Association of State Energy Officials and the Energy Programs Consortium.  He also serves on the State Energy Advisory Board to advise Congress and the U.S. Department of Energy.