United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Joyce Connery

Joyce Connery is the Director of Nuclear Energy Policy within the Office of International Economics on the National Security Council.   In that position, Ms. Connery works to develop policy among agencies and align and coordinate programs covering nuclear safety, security and nuclear trade.  Previously, Ms. Connery served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Deputy Secretary of Energy.  Prior to that post, she served as Director for Threat Reduction and Nuclear Energy Cooperation under both the Bush and Obama Administrations.

Before working at the NSC, Ms. Connery served in various positions in the National Nuclear Security Administration, focusing on bilateral and multilateral activities.

Ms. Connery holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International relations from Tufts University and a Master’s of Art in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School, also at Tufts. 

Ms. Connery has received numerous awards over the course of her career, to include NNSA’s Silver Medal and the Secretary of Energy’s Distinguished Service Award and was a 2012 Service to America Medal finalist.  She is the acting Chair of the Arms Control and Nonproliferation Technical Division of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management and active in the American Nuclear Society and Women in Nuclear.

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