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EM Announces New Director of Office of External Affairs

May 7, 2012 - 12:00pm


WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM has announced that Paul Seidler has joined EM as the Director of the Office of External Affairs.

In this position, Seidler will be responsible for leading EM’s public affairs and intergovernmental relations programs. He has over 25 years experience in communications, government relations and program management for nuclear programs.

"I am very pleased that someone with Paul’s knowledge, experience and commitment to our mission has joined the EM program,” said David Huizenga, Senior Advisor for EM. “His leadership will help us continue providing relevant and timely information to our stakeholders."

Seidler holds a Master of Arts in Public Policy degree from the University of Chicago. He has held senior executive positions in academia and industry.

The mission of EM is to complete the safe cleanup of the environmental legacy brought about from five decades of nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored nuclear energy research. The program is one of the largest, most diverse and technically complex environmental cleanup programs in the world and includes responsibility for the cleanup of 108 contaminated nuclear weapons manufacturing and testing sites across the United States.