Andrew Wysong is the Nuclear Safety Functional Area Manager in the Environment, Safety, & Health (ES&H) Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). In this role Mr. Wysong is responsible for LLNL efforts relating to policies, procedures, and implementation of Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear safety directives. Mr. Wysong provides overall leadership, direction, technical oversight, and personnel administration to the Nuclear Safety Functional Area consisting of the NCS Division, Packaging & Transportation Safety Program, and Safety Basis Division. Andrew strives provide innovative, data-driven, cost-effective, compliant, and reliable nuclear safety and packaging and transportation safety practices across the institution. In addition, Mr. Wysong serves as the Laboratory Subject Matter Expert (SME) in verification of readiness to startup and restart nuclear facilities (DOE O 425.1D), and Nuclear Material Packaging for Storage (DOE M 441.1-1). As the SME for these topics, Andrew strives to provide expert level technical knowledge and institutional program leadership to ensure fully compliant implementation and effective business practices for the Laboratory. Additionally, Mr. Wysong assists in guiding the implementation of nuclear facility safety requirements (DSA/TSRs) by leading LLNL Independent Verification Review efforts. Andrew is an integral member of the Nuclear Operations Management Team working to formulate and execute high level goal setting and strategic planning for the Directorate.
Prior to taking the FAM role, Mr. Wysong was the Nuclear Operations Integration Manager in the Nuclear Operations Directorate at LLNL. In this role Mr. Wysong led LLNL efforts relating to policies, procedures, and implementation of DOE nuclear facility directives. Additionally, Mr. Wysong served as the Laboratory Subject Matter Expert (SME) in nuclear maintenance (DOE O 433.1B), cognizant system engineering, and configuration management (DOE O 420.1C). Mr. Wysong also assisted in guiding the implementation of nuclear facility safety requirements (DSA/TSRs) by participating in LLNL Independent Verification Review efforts. Before returning to LLNL, Mr. Wysong served as the Division Leader of the Nuclear Criticality Safety (NCS) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). While in that role, Andrew advised laboratory management on nuclear criticality safety matters and worked with programmatic and facility management to enhance the understanding and implementation of local criticality safety programs. In addition, Andrew oversaw the day-to-day functions of the NCS Division including direction of staff, training and development, monitoring performance, participation in the performance appraisal and salary management process, and financial management.
Mr. Wysong began his career at LLNL and has since held positions in the Nuclear Criticality Safety Division as the Work for Others Manager, Nevada Task Force Leader, and Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Nuclear Criticality Safety Manager. During his first stint at LLNL Andrew was selected by DOE for an exchange with the UK Atomic Weapon Establishment (AWE) where he identified best practices and benchmarked the US and UK criticality safety programs. Mr. Wysong received BS and MS degrees in Nuclear Engineering from the University of California Berkeley where he was a member of the Alpha Nu Sigma Honor Society. Andrew a licensed Professional Engineer in California and is working towards a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in Nuclear Engineering.
Andrew has authored several publications on nuclear operations, criticality safety, and nuclear accident dosimetry that have been presented at American Nuclear Society Meetings and the International Conference on Nuclear Criticality. Andrew strives to provide practical, straightforward nuclear operations support to Nuclear Facilities to safely enable accomplishment of mission while maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements and orders. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, travel, golf, scotch, and writing about himself in the third person.
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