Ben Ficks

Mr. Ficks has served as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) since October 2017, and prior to his appointment, Mr. Ficks served as the Budget Director.

Mr. Ficks joined the NRC in 2001 as an analyst in the former Office of Human Resources and has held a number of progressively responsible positions in the Office of Chief Financial Officer, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Office of Chief Information Officer, and Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer. He is a graduate of the NRC Senior Executive Service (SES) Candidate Development Program 2009 class and has held SES-level positions since 2010.

Before joining the NRC, Mr. Ficks worked as an entrepreneur for two years in the private sector and worked nine years with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s national water program.

Mr. Ficks earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Foreign Service with a concentration in science and policy from Georgetown University in 1990, and master’s degree in business administration from the University of Maryland in 2000.

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