Former NNSA chief joins Westinghouse

August 25, 2021, 12:00PMNuclear News


Westinghouse Electric Company has appointed Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, former head of the National Nuclear Security Administration, to the board of directors for Westinghouse Government Services (WGS), the company announced yesterday. WGS is the delivery platform for Westinghouse’s nuclear technologies and services for government programs globally.

As the lead director for strategic programs at WGS, Gordon-Hagerty will help the company with continued strategy and development of programs to support Department of Energy and Department of Defense nuclear decommissioning, security, and energy goals, according to the announcement.

“As the previous administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, Lisa has deep insight into the complex opportunities facing government nuclear security programs throughout the world,” said Patrick Fragman, Westinghouse president and chief executive officer. “She brings more than 30 years of experience that we are honored to add to our board and ultimately to serve our customers in creating exceptional partnerships.”

Background: The first woman to become NNSA administrator and undersecretary for nuclear security at the DOE, Gordon-Hagerty served in the position from February 2018 through November 2020, when she resigned, reportedly due to tensions with then energy secretary Dan Brouillette. In announcing her departure, an NNSA press release stated, “As administrator, Gordon-Hagerty oversaw the modernization of NNSA’s infrastructure and the strengthening of its world-class workforce. She also made significant strides in improving NNSA governance and management and demonstrated a sincere dedication to the 50,000 men and women serving in the national security workforce.”

Gordon-Hagerty is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Health Physics Society and previously served on the board of experts for the Federation of American Scientists.

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