Stephen G. Burns Becomes Agency’s 16th Chairman

No: 14-091                                                                                      December 23, 2014

CONTACT: Holly Harrington

Stephen G. Burns Becomes Agency’s 16th Chairman

Stephen G. Burns, a 33-year-veteran of the agency and an NRC Commissioner since November, has been designated as Chairman by President Barack Obama effective Jan. 1, 2015. Burns replaces outgoing Chairman Allison Macfarlane, who is stepping down to take a position at George Washington University.

“I am pleased to have been selected to serve as the NRC’s next Chairman. It is a great honor to lead the agency to which I dedicated most of my professional career,” Burns said. “I extend my thanks to Dr. Macfarlane for her service and wish her success in her new position. I look forward to working with my fellow Commissioners, the NRC staff and our stakeholders in carrying out the NRC's important mission.”

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