National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced today several impending key leadership changes that are expected to be phased in over the next several weeks.
NNSA is re-establishing an Office of Policy to serve as a central resource for strategic planning and policy analysis. Steve Erhart, Manager of the NNSA Production Office (NPO), will head this new office.Steve has previously served as the Pantex Site Office Manager and the Pantex Site Office Senior Scientific and Technical Advisor. He has both the breadth of experience and the right professional attributes to assume this key integrating role in NNSA.
Geoff Beausoleil, Sandia Field Office manager, will assume leadership for NPO. Geoff brings with him more than 30 years of experience, which includes Deputy Manager at the Pantex Site Office, Assistant Manager at DOE Idaho Operations Office, and Manager of the Sandia Field Office (SFO), where he has served since April 2012. Geoff’s experience puts him in an excellent position to manage NPO.
Jeff Harrell, Assistant Deputy Administrator (ADA) for the Office of Secure Transportation (OST), has agreed to accept the SFO Manager position. Jeff has been at OST since 2009 where he is responsible for ensuring the safe and secure delivery of nuclear weapon components and strategic nuclear material throughout the United States. His outstanding record at OST, following a distinguished 25-year military career, has prepared him to take on this larger role for NNSA. Kerry Clark will be the Acting ADA until a permanent selection can be made.
NNSA is extremely fortunate to have these accomplished leaders, and we commend them for their willingness to take on new career challenges and help our organization build broad based executive skills across our SES cadre.