Mar 11, 2021
Brian Stickney, Department of Energy
Hanford Cleanup Update

Brian J. Stickney was appointed acting deputy manager for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Richland Operations Office (RL) in September 2020. In this capacity, Brian is responsible for oversight of daily operations, program planning, project execution, budgeting compliance with the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (aka Tri-Party Agreement) and safe, environmentally acceptable and responsible management of the Hanford Site.

Prior to this role, Brian was the RL Assistant Manager for Safety and Environment. In this position, Brian was responsible for fulfilling RL’s environmental, safety, health and quality programs and responsibilities. This includes oversight of contractor programs and their implementation to ensure safe and compliant operations that are protective of the public, workers and the environment, in order to achieve the RL mission. Brian was in this position since March 2019. Prior to these two positions, Brian served as the director of the Office of River Protection’s (ORP) Safety and Health Division.

Brian joined the DOE in March 2009 as the Tank Farms program manager for the 242-A Evaporator and base operations. In September 2009, he was assigned as a Tank Farms facility representative assigned to retrieval/closure and was selected as 2013 ORP Facility Representative of the Year. From December 2013 to June 2014, Brian served in details as ORP executive officer and Safety and Health Division director before being promoted into the job full time in June 2014.

Prior to joining DOE, Brian served in the U.S. Army as an aviation officer. He was commissioned in 1999 and served until March 2009, when he separated from active duty as a major. During his service, he served in multiple commands and positions in operations, human resources, logistics, and maintenance, including as commander of the 5-158th Aviation Regiment (Rear) in Katterbach, Germany and commander of Alpha Company, 5-158th Aviation Regiment in Balad, Iraq. While in Iraq, he provided Blackhawk helicopter support to General David Petraeus and General Raymond Odierno.

rian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering (aerospace) from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. Brian is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute’s Leadership for a Democratic Society and is an Excellence in Government fellow. He is qualified as a senior technical safety manager and facility representative.