Mark Bollinger

Mark Bollinger, Manager Carlsbad Field Office

Mark Bollinger is the Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management’s (EM) Manager of the Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO).

Prior to his selection as Manager in May 2023, Bollinger served as the CBFO Acting Manager since January 2023, and Deputy Manager from 2021 until 2023. From 2007 until 2021, Bollinger was the Deputy Manager for DOE Office of Science’s Fermi Site Office.

He is no stranger to the Office of Environmental Management, though, having worked in EM from 1992 to 2001, during which time he helped found and lead the DOE Center for Risk Excellence. Bollinger’s EM contributions included supporting cleanup at RMI Titanium, Site A/Plot M, and in Ames, IA. He was a Program Manager for EM’s Waste Management, leading Low Level Radioactive Waste and Waste Minimization programs. His previous positions in DOE have also included leading a critical effort to bring nuclear compliance to the DOE New Brunswick Laboratory as Acting Laboratory Director from 2015 to 2016, as well as working with the Office of Science’s Chicago Integrated Support Center and with the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Plutonium Disposition Program.

Bollinger is a 2003 DOE Executive Potential Program graduate and has completed assignments with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, DOE Headquarters, the Brookhaven Site Office, and the Princeton Site Office. He has supported the DOE National Emergency response effort including an assignment to the U.S. Virgin Islands after hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Prior to joining the Department, he conducted research on behalf of Proctor and Gamble and was an Environmental Scientist for the State of Indiana’s environmental regulator, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

Bollinger holds an Master of Science in Environmental Science from Indiana University (IU) and a bachelor’s degree in Biology from IU.