Chief Operations Officer
Biography: Mr. Brown has over thirty-five years of leadership experience in the nuclear industry, including engineering, project management, performance assurance, nuclear operations, and diverse technical management functions at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Nuclear Energy (NE), Defense Programs (DP), and Environmental Management (EM) sites, and the commercial nuclear industry. Currently, Mr. Brown is chief operations officer for Advanced Nuclear Research Facilities Development at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). In this role he is responsible for the recently completed refurbishment and resumption of operations of the Transient Reactor Test (TREAT) facility, a 20,000 megawatt Category B nuclear test reactor. He is currently responsible for development of new Hazard Category 1, 2, and 3 nuclear facilities, including a new 300 megawatt Category A fast neutron test reactor. Mr. Brown directed the INL Performance Oversight Office, performing strategic mission development and corporate risk evaluations. He reported findings to the INL Executive Council, which consisted of the laboratory director and the deputy laboratory directors for science and technology, operations, and management. He has conducted or participated in over 200 performance and readiness assessments at DOE and commercial nuclear facilities and led multiple national security vulnerability assessments. Mr. Brown earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in mechanical engineering. He maintains a Registered Professional Engineering license and a Project Management Institute Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. He is certified by Stanford University in both project management and strategic risk and decision analysis. He has also received the formal training courses Readiness Review Training—Member and Team Leader, sponsored by DOE.