United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Nathan Sanfilippo

Nathan Sanfilippo has been with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) since 2002 and has served as Chief of the Performance Assessment Branch in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation since July 2014.  His branch is responsible for the policies and programs of the NRC’s Reactor Oversight Process that monitor and assess nuclear power plant licensee performance. Prior to his current position, Nathan served for two years as a Policy Advisor for Nuclear Reactors to the NRC Chairman and for two years as an Executive Technical Assistant to the Executive Director for Operations.  In both of these roles, Nathan advised his principal on policy and technical matters related to operating nuclear power plant issues.  In response to the 2011 accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plants in Japan, Nathan was named to the NRC’s Near-Term Task Force, which evaluated insights from the accident to determine whether changes were warranted for the U.S. nuclear industry.  Earlier in his career, Nathan performed various jobs at the NRC relating to the nuclear power plant inspection program, emergency preparedness, technical review, project management, and as a nuclear power plant inspector.Nathan earned a bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Penn State University, a Certificate in Legislative Studies from the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University, and is currently pursuing a master’s in Public Affairs from the University of Missouri.
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