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David Geiser

Director and Acting Deputy Director, Office of Legacy Management


Dave Geiser graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and received his commission in the U.S. Navy in 1981. He served in the Navy for eight years as a nuclear-trained officer on the USS Daniel Webster and at the Naval Sea Systems Command. After leaving the Navy, Mr. Geiser received a master of engineering administration degree from The George Washington University and joined Science Applications International Corporation. During his three years with SAIC, he spent two years in Paris, France, evaluating European waste management practices.

Mr. Geiser joined the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management in 1991 and has served in several capacities: international programs, high-level waste research and development, complex-wide planning and integration, providing assistance in the deployment of new technology, and developing policy and guidance for long-term environmental stewardship. He started work in the Office of Legacy Management as the director, Office of Policy and Site Transition, on December 14, 2003, and became the deputy director of the Office of Legacy Management on May 8, 2005. Mr. Geiser is currently the director of the Office of Legacy Management.