LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PRINCIPLES DISCUSSION

Ken Rueter, President, United Cleanup Oak Ridge, LLC (UCOR)












CAREER CASE STUDIES

Moderator: Lindsay Wallace, Los Alamos Program Manager, Longenecker & Associates, Inc. (L&A)

Tifany N. Albin, Executive Officer, Hanford Chief of Staff Office, DOE

JJ Chavez, Council Member, City of Carlsbad, N.M.

Betsy Forinash, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Waste and Materials Management, DOE-EM

Greg Meyer, Senior Vice President, Fluor Government Group

Jennie Stults, Deputy Project Manager, Hanford Central Plateau Cleanup Company (CPCCo)

Anna Summers, Chemical Operator, UCOR

Jennifer Vollbrecht, President and CEO, J. Vollbrecht Consulting












EM-101 BRIEFING

Christine Gelles, Chief Operating Officer, L&A 









THE FUTURE OF THE EM WORKFORCE
William "Ike" White, Senior Advisor, DOE-EM

2023 WORKSHOP

Monday, September 11, 2023

Tuesday, September 12


OPENING REMARKS
Introduction: Seth Kirshenberg, Executive Director, Energy Communities Alliance (ECA)
Brent Gerry, Mayor, City of West Richland, WA; Chair, ECA
Sandra Fairchild, Vice Chair, Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG); Chief of Staff, 
United Cleanup Oak Ridge, LLC (UCOR) 











EM PROGRESS AND PRIORITIES
Introduction: Sandra Fairchild,  Vice Chair, Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG); 
Chief of Staff, United Cleanup Oak Ridge, LLC (UCOR)
William “Ike” White, Senior Advisor for Environmental Management, DOE











U.S. - CANADA BILATERAL AGREEMENT - INFORMATION SHARING ON NUCLEAR WASTE MANAGEMENT
U.S. Department of Energy, Environmental Management (DOE -EM) Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL)











HIGHLIGHTING THE NEXT PHASE OF EM SUCCESS

Moderator: Jeff Avery, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, DOE-EM


IWTU Startup 

Connie Flohr, Manager, Idaho Cleanup Project, DOE-EM
Ty Blackford, President & Program Manager, Idaho Environmental Coalition, LLC
Accelerated Basin De-inventory Mission Start
Michael Budney, Manager, Savannah River Site Operations Office, DOE-EM
Dennis Carr, President & CEO, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

EM-Los Alamos Strategic Vision
Michael Mikolanis, Manager, EM Los Alamos Field Office, DOE-EM
Brad Smith, President and General Manager, N3B











ROUNDTABLE: REGULATORY CHALLENGES AND KEY DECISIONS ACROSS THE EM COMPLEX

Moderator: Carolyn Hanson, Deputy Director, Environmental Council of the States (ECOS)

Christine Andres, Chief, Bureau of Federal Facilities, Nevada Department of Environmental Protection

David Bowen, Nuclear Waste Program Manager, Washington Department of Ecology

Greg Gervais, Director, EPA Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office
Greg Young, Deputy Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation









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KEYNOTE
Introduction: Brent Gerry, Mayor, City of West Richland, WA; Chair, ECA
David Turk, Deputy Secretary of Energy, DOE











PERSPECTIVE FROM CAPITOL HILL

Introduction: Chuck Hope, Council Member, City of Oak Ridge, TN

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann(R-Tenn.), Chairman, House Appropriations Energy and Water Development                                              Subcommittee











ROUNDTABLE: PERSPECTIVES FROM CORPORATE LEADERSHIP ON PROJECT PERFORMANCE
AND LESSONS LEARNED

Moderator: Martin Schneider, President, Longenecker & Associates, Inc.
Jim Blankenhorn, Senior Vice President-Environment and Security, Amentum
Heatherly Dukes, President, BWXT Technical Services Group
Greg Meyer, Senior Vice President, Fluor
Dena Volovar, Executive Vice President, Nuclear, Security & Environmental (NS&E), Bechtel

Karen Wiemelt, Sr. Vice President & General Manager, Energy, Security & Technology, Jacobs












THE FUTURE OF EM: LONG-TERM FUNDING NEEDS

Moderator: David Reeploeg, Executive Director, Hanford Communities
Steve Trischman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Resource Management, DOE-EM

Adam DeMella, Global Government Affairs Leader, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

Randall Ryti, Councilor, Los Alamos County CounciL
Brian Vance, Manager, Office of River Protection/Richland Operations Office, DOE-EM












ROUNDTABLE: DOE FIELD OFFICE MANAGERS

Moderator: Ralph Holland, Chief Consultant, Atkins Nuclear Secured (ANS)

Mark Bollinger, Manager, Carlsbad Field Office, DOE-EM
Joel Bradburne, Manager, Portsmouth Paducah Project Office, DOE-EM
Michael Budney, Manager, Savannah River Site Operations Office, DOE-EM
Connie Flohr, Manager, Idaho Cleanup Project, DOE-EM
Michael Mikolanis, Manager, EM Los Alamos Field Office, DOE-EM

Jay Mullis, Manager, Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management, DOE-EM
Brian Vance, Manager, Office of River Protection/ Richland Operations Office, DOE-EM

Jack Zimmerman, Director, Consolidated Business Center, DOE-EM














Wednesday, September 13

KEYNOTE

Introduction: Seth Kirshenberg, Executive Director, ECA

James McConnell, Associate Principal Deputy Administrator, NNSA

                                             











CLEANUP ENABLES DOE'S FUTURE: EM WORK AT NNSA/SCIENCE SITES

Moderator: Amy Fitzgerald, Government Affairs and Information Services Director, City of Oak Ridge, TN
Jeff Avery, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, DOE-EM 

Ken Harrawood, President and Program Manager, Salado Isolation Mining Contractors (SIMCO)

Chuck Hope, Council Member, City of Oak Ridge, TN

Johnny Moore, Manager, DOE Oak Ridge National Laboratory Site Office

Jay Mullis, Manager, Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management, DOE-EM
Ken Rueter, President and CEO, United Cleanup Oak Ridge, LLC (UCOR)












CONSENT-BASED SITING

Introduction: Kara Colton, Director of Nuclear Policy, Energy Communities Alliance

Erica Bickford, Director, Office of Integrated Waste Management, DOE - Office of Nuclear Energy











DISPOSAL DRIVES CLEANUP: ENSURING EFFECTIVE WASTE DISPOSITION

Moderator: Christine Gelles, COO, Longenecker & Associates, Inc.

Robbie Bennett, CEO, Savannah River Site Reuse Organization

Joel Bradburne, Manager, Portsmouth Paducah Project Office, DOE-EM

David Carlson, President, Waste Control Specialists
Kristen Ellis, Acting Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regulatory and Policy Affairs, DOE-EM
Seth Kirshenberg, Executive Director, Energy Communities Alliance












PERSPECTIVE FROM CAPITOL HILL

Introduction: Jerome Delvin, Benton County Commissioner, WA

Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Congressman











EM ACQUISITION UPDATE AND POLICY DISCUSSION

Introduction: Richard Provencher, Vice President Nuclear D&D, Cavendish Nuclear

Angela Watmore, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Project Management, DOE-EM











ADVANCED ENERGY DEVELOPMENT AT DOE SITES
Moderator: Rebecca Casper, Mayor, City of Idaho Falls, ID, Vice-Chair, ECA

Dr. Matthew Hertel, I&C Engineering Manager & Design Lead, X-energy

Ingrid Kolb, ​Director, Office of Management, DOE

Ashley Saunders, Program and Sustainability Management, UCOR
Todd Shrader, Director, Project Management, Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations

Mike Squires, Director of Government Affairs, UAMPS
Stephanie Weir, Siting and Regulatory Strategy Manager, National Reactor Innovation Center (NRIC) 













LEADERS OF THE FUTURE: ATTRACTING AND DEVELOPING NEXT-GENERATION LEADERS FOR EM
Moderator: Ryan Overton, Executive Vice President, Navarro Research and Engineering
JJ Chavez, Council Member, City of Carlsbad, NM; ECA Executive Board                                               

Kristen Ellis, Acting Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regulatory and Policy Affairs, DOE-EM

Sonya Johnson, Public Affairs & Stakeholder Management Director, UCOR

Dr. Dorian Newton, Site Training Deputy Program Manager, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

Jennie Stults​, Deputy Project Manager, Hanford Central Plateau Cleanup Company










​INTRODUCTION​​​

Kristen Ellis, Acting Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regulatory and Policy Affairs, DOE-EM

​​​​​​​​​​Early Career Professional Session​​