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Office of Public Affairs

The Office of Public Affairs assists the Chair in carrying out his or her responsibilities as principal spokesperson for the NRC. OPA manages and directs the agency's public affairs program, providing advice to agency officials and developing key strategies that contribute to increasing public confidence. This includes keeping top management informed of public interest in and news coverage of NRC's regulatory activities as well as providing timely, clear, and accurate information on NRC activities to the public and the media through news releases, fact sheets, brochures, interviews, Web postings, and social media.

The public affairs officers in NRC Headquarters generally handle public and media relations related to agency policy, programs, and generic issues, while PAOs in each Regional Office handle public affairs activities involving the licensed nuclear facilities in their regions.

Director: Hal Pittman
Senior Level Advisor: Holly Harrington

OPA Headquarters Staff

Public Affairs Officers: Scott Burnell, David McIntyre, Ivonne Couret, Alexa Sieracki
Public Affairs Specialist: Tatiana Muriel
IT Specialist: Christopher Douglas
Telephone: 301-415-8200
Contact the Office of Public Affairs

OPA Field Office Region I (Philadelphia)

Sr. Public Affairs Officer: Diane Screnci – 610-337-5330
Public Affairs Officer: Neil Sheehan – 610-337-5331

OPA Field Office Region II (Atlanta)

Public Affairs Officer: David Gasperson – 404-997-4417

OPA Field Office Region III (Chicago)

Sr. Public Affairs Officer: Viktoria Mitlyng – 630-829-9662
Public Affairs Officer: Prema Chandrathil – 630-829-9663

OPA Field Office Region IV (Dallas)

Sr. Public Affairs Officer: Victor Dricks – 817-200-1128

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