Jack Strosnider is a Senior Nuclear Safety Consultant to Talisman. He has more than 35 years of nuclear safety experience. Prior to joining Talisman, Mr. Strosnider held numerous senior management positions at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) including Director of the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, Deputy Director of the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, and Director of the Division of Engineering in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. He was also a supervisor for inspection activities in the NRC’s Region I office and worked for two years at the Nuclear Energy Agency in Paris, France.
Since leaving the NRC, Mr. Strosnider has assisted reactor and fuel cycle organizations in developing regulatory strategies to support their organizational goals, assisted in the development and quality review of licensing amendments, participated in preparation of new reactor licensing applications and topical reports, served as an expert witness in license renewal hearing proceedings, provided support in responding to NRC inspection findings and licensing requests and concerns, and assisted clients in assessing performance issues in areas such as safety culture, including safety conscious work environment. He has assisted in the development of the regulatory framework to support development of a new national nuclear power program. He currently serves on several Nuclear Safety Review Boards.
Mr. Strosnider has extensive experience in reactor, fuel cycle, and radioactive materials safety regulation including rulemaking, licensing, inspection and oversight, enforcement, and research activities. In the area of reactor safety he was responsible for NRC programs addressing aging of reactor components, and he directed the engineering reviews for reactor license renewal and new reactor design certifications. He also directed the development of new risk informed regulatory approaches. In the areas of fuel cycle and radioactive materials safety he directed programs for fuel cycle facility safety, spent fuel storage and transportation, high level waste repository safety, decommissioning, waste management and environmental safety, and industrial and medical nuclear safety.
Mr. Strosnider has briefed congressmen, congressional staff, the NRC Commission and the NRC Advisory Committees on Reactor Safety and Nuclear Waste. Briefings included topics ranging from integrity of reactor pressure vessels and steam generators to NRC oversight of fuel cycle facilities and NRC’s role in Yucca Mountain. He served as a member of the NRC’s Committee for Review of Generic Requirements and PRA Steering Committee.
He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Missouri at Rolla and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Maryland.