Longtime Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner member and Chairman Kristine Svinicki is stepping down after a 14-year tenure with the NRC.
Svinicki will depart her regulatory function on January 20. She was first appointed to the NRC by President George W. Bush in 2007, then reappointed by President Obama and President Trump.
“I’ve enormously cherished the chance to serve the nation over the course of my lengthy federal profession, together with the consideration of getting been nominated to function a Commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission by three successive Presidents of the United States,” she stated in an announcement. “It is a uncommon factor in Washington to have continued so lengthy in a political appointment, and so they inform me I’m the longest serving member of our Commission within the company’s historical past.”
Previously, Svinicki labored as a nuclear engineer within the U.S. Department of Energy’s Washington, D.C. Offices of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology, and of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, in addition to its Idaho Operations Office, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Before that, she was an vitality engineer with the State of Wisconsin on the Wisconsin Public Service Commission in Madison, Wisconsin.
Born and raised in Michigan, Svinicki earned a bachelor’s diploma in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan in 1988. She is a longstanding member of the American Nuclear Society and the Society has twice honored her with its Presidential Citation in recognition of her contributions to the nuclear vitality insurance policies of the United States.
Svinicki was named Woman of the Year by the Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment in 2013. She was chosen as a Stennis Congressional Fellow of the 108th Congress and as a Brookings Institution Legis Congressional Fellow in 1997. She has been honored by the University of Michigan College of Engineering as its 2009 Alumni Merit Award recipient for Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences and, in 2017, was awarded the College’s Alumni Medal.
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