Retiring LM Director Recognized with Exceptional Service Award

David Geiser

David Geiser retired from his position as Director of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM) May 31, 2016. Upon his retirement, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz awarded Mr. Geiser the Secretary’s Exceptional Service Award, the highest award given to federal employees.

Mr. Geiser began his LM career in 2003 as the Director of the Office of Policy and Site Transition and became the LM Deputy Director in 2005 and LM Director in 2008. He joined the DOE Office of Environmental Management in 1991 and served in several capacities, including international programs, high-level waste research and development, complex-wide planning and integration, deployment of new technology assistance, and development of policy and guidance for long-term environmental stewardship.

New Acting LM Director Appointed

Thomas Pauling

Thomas Pauling is the new Acting Director for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM). He was previously appointed the LM Deputy Director in May 2016.

In addition to his appointment as Acting Director of the LM Office of Business Operations in June 2015, Mr. Pauling has also served LM as Director of Site Operations, Environmental Team leader, and staff-level Site Manager.

Prior to 2004 Mr. Pauling worked 11 years for the DOE Office of Environmental Management program at the Weldon Spring site in Missouri, managing projects and environmental compliance during the site’s cleanup phase, while coordinating with regulatory agencies and providing project information to the public.

His professional career includes experience as an environmental engineer with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region VIII, developing and implementing regulations, writing permits, participating in national policy-making groups, and conducting inspections.

Mr. Pauling holds a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.