NRC confirms senior leadership changes

07 November 2018

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has announced senior leadership changes in its Rockville, Md., headquarters Office of the Executive Director for Operations and in the Region III office, Lisle, Ill., effective Dec. 23, 2018.

Daniel H. Dorman will become the deputy executive director for reactor and preparedness programs following the retirement of Michael R. Johnson. K. Steven West will become the deputy executive director for materials, waste, research, state, tribal, compliance, administration, and human capital. Darrell J. Roberts will become the regional administrator, Region III, replacing West.

Dorman joined the NRC in 1991 as a project engineer in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, where he served as the licensing project manager for the Vermont Yankee NPP and the Maine Yankee NPP. He also served as chief of the Quality Assurance and Safety Assessment Section, Division of Inspection Program Management in the NRR.

Since joining the Senior Executive Service in 2001, Dorman has served in a number of NRC senior management positions of increasing responsibility in the offices of NRR, Nuclear Security and Incident Response, and Nuclear Materials and Safety and Safeguards, and as NRC Region I regional administrator.

Dorman has been serving as acting deputy executive director for materials, waste, research, state, tribal, compliance, administration, and human capital since April 2018.

West began his career with the NRC in 1985 as an entry-level fire protection engineer in NRR. He has served in positions of increasing scope and responsibility across many NRC programs.

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