Sue Cange, who was an Oak Ridge manager, has been named principal deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management, or EM.
EM announced the appointment on Thursday.
Cange had been manager of the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management. Oak Ridge Today reported in early October that she was moving to Washington, D.C., to become interim principal deputy assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management. She was temporarily serving in the role formerly filled by Mark Whitney, who has taken a job in the private sector. Whitney is also a former manager of the Environmental Management program in Oak Ridge.
“Sue is a trusted and effective leader with a deep understanding of EM’s cleanup mission and passion for advancing our mission,” EM Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto said in a press release Thursday. “With a strong track record of leading organizations to complete cleanup work safely and efficiently, she will be integral to our progress.”
The press release said Cange has nearly three decades of DOE leadership experience, serving most recently as manager of the EM office in Oak Ridge. Cange was a founding member of Oak Ridge’s reindustrialization program, which transfers underused assets to the private sector to accelerate cleanup and promote economic development, the press release said.
Prior to her roles in Oak Ridge, Cange worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, developing policy to govern work under Superfund, a federal program designed to fund cleanup of contaminated sites.
“Cange has integrated technical knowledge with communication skills in a highly successful career that involves a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including federal and state regulators, state and local government officials, the corporate community, concerned citizen groups, and the media,” the press release said.
Cange has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in environmental engineering from Vanderbilt University.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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