Michael Scott has over 30 years experience in nuclear power, including over 9 years with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). His NRC positions have included project manager for an operating reactor and for the first early site permit, and branch chief responsible for all staff technical support for the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. For four years he was the management lead for resolution of Generic Safety Issue 191, Pressurized Water Reactor Sump Performance. His current assignment is Chief of the New and Advanced Reactors Branch in the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. In this position he is responsible for managing research and development work for advanced reactor concepts such as small modular reactors. Prior to joining the NRC, he held key technical and/or management positions with the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, Carolina Power and Light Company (H.B. Robinson Nuclear Generating Station), and Duke Engineering and Services, Inc. He holds both a Senior Reactor Operator certification and a Professional Engineer license. He is also a U.S. Navy veteran with 30 years of active and reserve service, including six years in the nuclear navy.