Anne Marie White was sworn in on Thursday in Washington, D.C., as assistant secretary for environmental management at the U.S. Department of Energy.
Environmental management, or EM, is DOE’s cleanup program, and it’s one of the major federal programs in Oak Ridge.
As assistant secretary, White will provide leadership to continue the safe cleanup of the environmental legacy brought about from five decades of nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored nuclear energy research, a press release said. She will work closely with communities that have partnered with DOE and its predecessor agencies for many decades, the press release said.
“It’s an honor to serve as assistant secretary of energy for EM,” White said. “I look forward to the challenges ahead and know that with the talented federal staff, our dedicated workers in the field, and the support of a wide array of stakeholders, we will deliver the EM mission safely and cost effectively.”
White is the founder of Bastet Technical Services LLC, a consulting firm that has provided solutions to environmental challenges across the Department of Energy, the press release said. She has more than 25 years of experience in the nuclear field, mainly focused on project and program management with complex technical, regulatory, and stakeholder challenges. She has had extensive field experience at a number of the environmental management sites for which she will have responsibility, the release said.
A native of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, White received her master’s degree of science in nuclear engineering/health physics from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as assistant secretary on March 22.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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