B U I L D I N G G L O B A L T R U S T I N D E C O M M I S S I O N I N G & R A D I O A C T I V E W A S T E M A N A G E M E N T 1 2 2017 Program Advisory Committee (PAC) Award WM Symposia established the WMS Program Advisory Committee (PAC) Award annually recognizes an individual whose outstanding contributions have helped make and keep the annual WM Conference the world’s premier conference on the management and disposal of nuclear waste. Tom Brouns is a senior program, project, and business development manager with more than 28 years of experience developing and managing large research, development, and demonstration projects and programs involving government, industry, research, and university partners. A chemical engineer, Mr. Brouns has extensive technical and management experience in the disposition and remediation of chemical and nuclear waste, including processing, disposal, and subsurface cleanup. Since joining Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 1987, his career includes more than 15 years as a leader of major science and technology programs for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management, including the: • Tanks Focus Area, a national science and technology program supporting the processing and disposition of DOE’s radioactive tank wastes, • Seismic boreholes project, which resolved uncertainties in the seismic design basis for DOE’s Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant, and • Research and field demonstration program for DOE’s VOC-Arid ID, focused on subsurface environmental remediation technologies. Mr. Brouns previously served as PNNL’s lead for the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, supporting the submittal of the Yucca Mountain license application; the Hanford tank operations contractor, leading development of strategies and technologies for managing low-activity waste; and PNNL’s entire portfolio supporting DOE-EM. For the Waste Management Symposia, he serves as co-chair of the high-level radioactive wastes and spent/used nuclear fuel track. Mr. Brouns earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering from Washington State University. Tom Brouns MARKET SECTOR MANAGER, ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT DIRECTORATE Pacific Northwest National Laboratory