W M S Y M P O S I A 2 0 1 7 • P H O E N I X C O N V E N T I O N C E N T E R • M A R C H 5 - 9 • W W W . W M S Y M . O R G 1 5 2017 WMS Fellow Award Recipients (continued) During his federal career spanning more than three decades, James Fiore held many management positions within the Department of Energy’s environmental cleanup programs. In the 1990s, Mr. Fiore served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environmental Restoration and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Site Closure within the Office Management (EM). In these roles, he was responsible for facility decontamination and decommissioning activities as well as all soil and groundwater cleanup work across the EM complex. This included major projects at the Rocky Flats site and the Fernald site at which Mr. Fiore served as Acting Site Manager. In addition to these programmatic technical roles, he also served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Capital and Business Services as well as the Acting Director of Communications. Mr. Fiore was a two-time recipient of the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service. Since his retirement from federal service in 2009, Mr. Fiore has continued to support EM and its contractors. When EM started its “Partnering” initiative with the contracting community, Mr. Fiore facilitated the first EM Partnering Agreement and more Partnering Agreements than any individual. He also completed management and organizational assessments for multiple DOE organizations. The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority also utilized Mr. Fiore in both technical and management reviews for its MAGNOX and Sellafield programs. Prior to joining EM, Mr. Fiore worked on the Department’s High-Level Nuclear Waste Disposal program and various other programs associated with the nuclear fuel cycle. Mr. Fiore began his career with Bechtel Power Corporation working on nuclear power plant construction projects. A native of New Jersey, Mr. Fiore received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland. He is also a certified Project Management Professional, and has served as the President of WM Symposia since 2014. James Fiore PRESIDENT Fiore Consulting