William (Ike) White is the Chief of Staff and Associate Principal Deputy Administrator. He is the primary point of contact within the Office of the Administrator for field office managers and provides leadership and coordination on a wide range of complex operational and technical issues at NNSA sites. White also serves as a member of NNSA’s executive leadership team, providing advice to the Administrator and Principal Deputy Administrator on programmatic and policy issues.
Previously, White was the Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety and Health. The Office of the Associate Administrator for Safety and Health, which is now part of the Office of Safety, Infrastructure and Operations, enabled the NNSA mission in the areas of nuclear and occupational safety, directly supporting the Administrator and senior managers throughout the NNSA enterprise.
Earlier in his career, White served in a variety of leadership and technical positions in NNSA and at the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board focused on nuclear safety and operations.
White has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Mississippi and a Master of Science degree in engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.