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Mr. Mark Gilbertson is the Office of Environmental Management (EM) Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (APDAS) for the Office of Regulatory and Policy Affairs, leading EM's infrastructure management and disposition policy; waste and materials management; and regulatory, intergovernmental, and stakeholder engagement. He held that role in an acting capacity from May through August 2017, and became permanent in September 2017.
Mark has more than 35 years of public and private sector experience in environmental engineering and remediation. Since joining EM in 2003, he has led the advancement of risk reduction, innovative technological enhancements, and increased Headquarters and field integration. A member of the Senior Executive Service for over 25 years, Mark has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Site Restoration; Program and Site Support; Engineering and Technology; and Environmental Cleanup and Acceleration. Mark served as the National Laboratory Policy Advisor for EM overseeing the development of policies related to the management and operations of the Savannah River National Laboratory and as the Acting APDAS for Regulatory and Policy Affairs. Prior to EM, Mark served in several key leadership positions throughout other Department of Energy offices such as Legacy Management, Science, and the former Environment, Safety, and Health Office. Mark spent four years at the Environmental Protection Agency working on the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act regulations and prior to that, as an engineering consultant. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.