WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM Acting Assistant Secretary Dave Huizenga announced today that Alice Williams, manager of the DOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Lawrence Livermore Site Office has joined the EM senior leadership team.
“I am very excited to have Alice join EM Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Tracy Mustin and I as we continue work toward the achievement of the EM vision and the continuing evolution of an EM organization that is focused on delivery of mission success to meet the nation's needs in the 21st century,” Huizenga said.
In ensuing months, Williams will work closely with Huizenga and Mustin as they complete the EM headquarters reorganization. Williams will work with the headquarters staff and the field leadership to integrate overall operations, ensure line management accountability, and maintain support to accomplish EM programmatic activities.
Williams also will address and resolve field issues and concerns and ensure that effective operational and management support is provided to EM program offices and other DOE program elements. She will make sure that EM headquarters is focused on facilitating the accomplishment of cleanup activities in the field.
Williams brings significant experience and expertise to EM. Since November 2008, she has served as manager of the Lawrence Livermore Site Office in California. There, she was responsible for operations oversight and contract administration of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, ensuring federal oversight of safety, security, infrastructure, environmental management, and business and contract management of a multi-program laboratory with an annual budget of approximately $1.6 billion.
With 24 years of federal experience, Williams served in leadership positions at the Idaho Operations Office and the Ohio Field Office/West Valley Demonstration Project. She also worked in the Office of New Production Reactors, EM and NNSA at DOE headquarters.
Williams has a proven track record in developing innovative solutions to complex environmental problems, including rail transport of spent nuclear fuel, facility decommissioning, and the development of land-use plans. Prior to joining the federal government, Williams worked for EG&G at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory and participated in the analysis of the Three Mile Island-2 Accident.
Williams received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Montana State University and a Master of Engineering degree in chemical engineering from the University of Idaho.