NRC names acting executive director for operations

January 16, 2024, 12:00PMNuclear News


Raymond V. Furstenau, currently head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Office of Research, has been named acting executive director for operations, effective January 27, upon Daniel Dorman's retirement and until a permanent replacement has been selected.

The EDO is the highest-ranking NRC career position and carries the responsibilities of overseeing the agency's operational and administrative functions and serving as the chief operating officer.

Praise: "Ray is a seasoned executive with exemplary communication and management skills. He's the right person to lead the NRC staff while the commission works together to identify a permanent executive director for operations," said NRC chair Christopher Hanson.

Background: Furstenau joined the NRC in 2018. Previously, he served at the Department of Energy in a variety of roles, including associate principal deputy assistant secretary and central technical authority at the Office of Nuclear Energy. He also worked at the DOE Idaho Operations Office for more than 28 years.

Furstenau served as an officer in the Army Finance Corps and in the Army Reserve. He holds a bachelor's degree in applied science and engineering from the U.S. Military Academy and a master's degree in nuclear science and engineering from Idaho State University.

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