15 2014

The Honorable Dr. Kenneth L. Mossman, PhD

The Honorable Dr. Kenneth L. Mossman, PhD
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
Member of the Board

Board Member Staff Photo

April 1946 to January 2014

Dr. Kenneth L. Mossman was nominated by President Barack H. Obama to take a seat as a Member of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (Board), and confirmed by the United States Senate on November 14, 2013. He was sworn into office by Dr. Peter S. Winokur, the Chairman of the Board, on November 26, 2013. Dr. Mossman immersed himself in the issues of public and worker safety at DOE’s defense nuclear facilities. In the short time span of six weeks, he met with Members of Congress, the Secretary of Energy, and a myriad of Federal, State and local officials. Building on a prestigious academic career, Dr. Mossman immediately brought fresh and valuable perspectives to the Board. He integrated himself quickly and effortlessly into the daily on-goings of the office, making himself a beloved member of the agency.

He was continuously engaging staff at all levels, listening to concerns and providing invaluable advice. Everyone at the Board was shocked and saddened by the news of his death and, even though his time with the Board was brief, he made a permanent positive contribution. He will be missed by all who came across his path. He will be remembered for his grand sense of humor and his enormous dedication to his work.

For those wishing to know more about Dr. Mossman’s professional career, please visit the Board’s website at http://www.dnfsb.gov/about/board-members/kenneth-l-mossman.

The Board and its Staff offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Kenneth L. Mossman.