Jun 29, 2007

NNSA names new public affairs chief

Published: June 27, 2007 at 4:06 PM

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- The head of the U.S. National Nuclear Safety Administration has announced the appointment of its new public affairs chief.

NNSA Acting Administrator Bill Ostendorff said David A. Campbell would become the next director of congressional, intergovernmental and public affairs. The NNSA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.

"Campbell will be responsible for the NNSA's communications and interactions with external audiences, including the U.S. Congress, state, tribal and local governments, and the media," the agency said in a statement.

"David will be an excellent addition to NNSA's senior management team," Ostendorff said. "He has a strong track record of building positive relationships and I know that he will bring the leadership necessary to continue the strong and effective dialogue that we currently enjoy with our stakeholders in Washington and the communities near our national security facilities."

The NNSA said Campbell had "15 years of experience in analyzing, implementing and managing programs in the defense, energy, and environmental markets."

"Prior to joining NNSA, Campbell was vice president of government and international relations for Weston Solutions, Inc., a national environmental response and remediation, construction and redevelopment company," the agency said. "He was manager of external corporate affairs for British Nuclear Fuels Group, USA. He also served as a senior program manager for Science Applications International Corporation, where he managed contracts that provided support to the Department of Energy."

The NNSA spearheads President George W. Bush's program to reduce, streamline and modernize the U.S. nuclear warhead stockpile.

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