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ETEC Meeting: Mark Whitney, DOE EM
June 26, 2015 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
The ETEC Board of Directors will not meet on Friday, June 26th. Instead, Mark Whitney, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for DOE’s Office of Environmental Management will be the featured speaker. The meeting will also include a special presentation by Pat Postma on the renovation of the Friendship Bell’s Peace Pavilion.
Mr. Mark Whitney was named Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) in May 2014. A member of the U.S. Senior Executive Service for more than nine years, Mr. Whitney joined DOE in 2005 and has served EM and the National Nuclear Security Administration.
Mr. Whitney has held several key DOE positions in which he demonstrated his exceptional ability to develop high-performing organizations and teams. He was Manager of EM’s Oak Ridge Office, where he was responsible for the site’s environmental cleanup, including demolition of the K-25 Building, once the world’s largest building under one roof; he was acting Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, where he oversaw a $2.3 billion nuclear security and nonproliferation program; and Assistant Deputy Administrator for Nonproliferation and International Security, where he managed global programs focused on nuclear safeguards, nuclear controls, nuclear verification and transparency, nonproliferation, and arms control policy.
Mr. Whitney managed DOE’s Russian operations from 2005 to 2008. His accomplishments in Russia include the implementation of DOE nonproliferation and energy programs, such as power plant construction projects that provided replacement heat and electricity capacity to enable the shutdown of the last Russian plutonium production reactors.