Brian Smith

Brian W. Smith currently serves as Director of the Division of New and Renewed Licenses (DNRL) in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR).

Mr. Smith joined the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in 1996 as a Health Physicist in the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards (NMSS). In 2002, he was selected as a Technical Assistant in the Office of the Executive Director for Operations. In 2003, he was selected as a Branch Chief in NMSS in the Division of Fuel Cycle Safety, Safeguards, and Environmental Review (FCSE). In 2015, he was tasked with leading an expedited rulemaking group on cyber security for fuel cycle facilities. In 2017, he was selected for the Senior Executive Service position of Deputy Director, NMSS/FCSE. He served in this role until his selection in January 2019 as the Deputy Director of the Division of Engineering in NRR. In October 2019, Mr. Smith was selected as the Deputy Director of the Division of Advanced Reactors and Non-Power Production and Utilization Facilities (DANU) in NRR, where he served until starting his position as the Director of DNRL in September 2021.

Prior to joining the NRC, Mr. Smith worked for 4 years for a small company consulting to the Department of Energy in the area of radiation protection regulations and guidance. Mr. Smith earned a bachelor's degree in Nuclear Engineering from North Carolina State University.

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