William M. Dean

Bill Dean is the Director for the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR). Bill assumed his duties as the Director on October 6, 2014.

Prior to this selection, Bill served as the Regional Administrator in NRC's Region I Office in King of Prussia, PA, beginning October 4, 2010.  In August of 2006, he was appointed to the position of Deputy Director of the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response.

Bill began his NRC career in Region II as an operator licensing examiner in January 1985, after serving in the U.S. Navy as an officer in the Navy's Nuclear Power Program for over 8 years.  He has held a number of managerial positions of increasing responsibility within the NRC, including serving as the Assistant for Operations in the Office of the Executive Director for Operations, Deputy Director of the Division of Inspection Program Management in NRR, Deputy Director for the Division of Engineering in NRR, Branch Chief of the Inspection Program Branch, and Assistant to the Director of the Millstone Special Project Office.

Bill is a 1976 graduate of the University of California at San Diego where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Applied Physics and Information Sciences.  He also obtained a Masters of Business Administration from National University.  He and his wife Patti have three daughters and 6 grandchildren.

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