Trump team focuses on finding DOE deputy secretary
Hannah Northey, E&E News reporter
Published: Monday, January 16, 2017
A lobbyist for a Texas financial services company and a nuclear regulator are in the running to be the Department of Energy's second in command in the Trump administration, according to a source close to the transition.
Among a dozen or so people in the running for deputy secretary, the source said, are Dan Brouillette, senior vice president at the San Antonio-based United Services Automobile Association (USAA), and Kristine Svinicki, a Republican member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Trump's pick for DOE chief, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), is scheduled for a confirmation hearing Thursday before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall is currently DOE deputy secretary. She replaced Daniel Poneman, who now oversees a uranium enrichment company, Centrus Energy Corp.
Brouillette has served as vice president of USAA for more than a decade, and before that was vice president of Ford Motor Co. from 2004 to 2006, according to his online biography. From 2003 to 2004, he was a staff director for the House Energy and Commerce Committee and was DOE assistant secretary from 2001 to 2003.
Svinicki, a nuclear engineer and policy adviser, has served at the NRC for about nine years. Svinicki's second term at NRC ends June 30.
Svinicki worked for more than a decade as a Senate Republican staffer and as a nuclear engineer for DOE, and in recent years has drawn fire from former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) for her work on Nevada's Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository and for opposing former NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko's call for fast-tracked safety upgrades to U.S. reactors following the 2011 disaster in Japan. Jaczko formerly worked for Reid.
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