United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Steve West

Steven West serves as the Deputy Executive Director for Materials, Waste, Research, State, Tribal, Compliance, Administration and Human Capital Programs in the Office of the Executive Director for Operations. He leads the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Offices of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards, Research, Administration, Enforcement, Investigations, the Chief Human Capital Officer, Small Business and Civil Rights, and the Chief Information Officer. Mr. West previously served as the Regional Administrator for Region III at Lisle, Illinois, following an assignment as the acting Director of the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response.

In 1985, Mr. West began his career with the NRC as an entry-level fire protection engineer in Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR). He has served in positions of increasing scope and responsibility across many NRC programs. In addition to his diverse non-SES management positions in NRR, Mr. West has served in SES positions in Region III, Region IV, the Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, and the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response (NSIR). As an SES, he has also served as Chairman of the Committee to Review Generic Requirements, Chairman of the Lessons Learned Oversight Board, co-chair of the Human Capital Council, and member of the risk-informed executive steering committee. In the international arena, Mr. West has served as the United States representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Safety Installations, and co-chairman of NEA’s Senior Expert Group on Safety Research Opportunities Post-Fukushima.

Mr. West holds a Bachelor of Science degree in fire protection engineering from the University of Maryland and is a graduate of the 2005 NRC SES Candidate Development Program. He has received both the NRC Meritorious Service Award for Engineering Excellence and the NRC Distinguished Service Award.

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