President Obama to nominate Allison Macfarlane as NRC Chair
The White House has announced the president's intent to nominate Allison M. Macfarlane as Commissioner and Chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Dr. Macfarlane served as a member of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future from March 2010 to January 2012.
See the White House press release below.
ECA will provide more details as they become available.
President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts
THE WHITE HOUSE, Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 24, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:
Greta C. Holtz - Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman, Department of State
Alexander M. Laskaris - Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea, Department of State
Allison M. Macfarlane - Commissioner, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, upon appointment to be designated Chair
Marcie B. Ries - Ambassador to the Republic of Bulgaria, Department of State
Walter M. Shaub, Jr. - Director, Office of Government Ethics
President Obama said, "These dedicated individuals bring a wealth of experience and talent to their new roles, and I am grateful they have agreed to lend their considerable talents to this Administration. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead."
President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:
Allison M. Macfarlane, Nominee for Commissioner, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and upon appointment to be designated Chair
Allison M. Macfarlane is an associate professor of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University (GMU), a position she has held since 2006. Dr. Macfarlane served as a member of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future from March 2010 to January 2012. Dr. Macfarlane worked as a research associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 2004 to 2006 and 2000 to 2003, and as an associate professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology from 2003 to 2004. She was also a fellow at Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs from 1998 to 2000, and a fellow at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation from 1997 to 1998. Dr. Macfarlane began her teaching career in the Department of Geography and Earth Systems Science at GMU. She received a B.Sc. from the University of Rochester and a Ph.D. in Geology from MIT.