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James Rispoli

James Anthony Rispoli (born February 6, 1947)[1] is a former Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environmental Management who served for three and a half years under the administration of President George W. Bush; he was unanimously confirmed by the Senate in July 2005. and resigned in late November 2008. His position was occasionally called cleanup czar in the press.[2][3]

Early life and education[]

Born on Staten Island in New York City, Rispoli graduated from St. Peter's High School For Boys in 1964. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College in 1968, a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of New Hampshire in 1969, as well as a Master of Arts degree in business management from Central Michigan University in 1977.[1][4]

Career[]

His previous position was as Director of the DOE's Office of Energy and Construction Management. Rispoli also had private sector experience as an engineering and construction management executive. He is a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and a Fellow of the Society of American Military Engineers.[4] A past board member of ASCE, he is active professionally, is an American Academy of Environmental Engineers' Board Certified Environmental Engineer, and a member of the National Academy of Construction.

Rispoli started his career as an active duty United States Air Force officer from 1968 to 1973. He then served as a reserve officer and Air Force civilian employee until 1974, when he was recalled to active duty as a United States Navy lieutenant. Rispoli served the majority of his military career as a Navy Civil Engineer Corps officer, retiring at the grade of Captain in 1995. He received three awards of the Legion of Merit and five awards of the Meritorious Service Medal.[1] Prior to his presidential appointment, he was a career executive in the Department of Energy, the Director, Office of Engineering and Construction Management. He is currently a senior executive advisor with the engineering firm PT&C LLC, an ENR-ranked program and construction management firm; and a Professor of the Practice at North Carolina State University's Center for Nuclear Energy Facilities and Structures.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Biographical and Financial Information Requested of Nominees". Nominations Before the Senate Armed Services Committee, First Session, 109th Congress. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office. 2006. pp. 460–462. https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CHRG-109shrg34348/pdf/CHRG-109shrg34348.pdf. Retrieved 2021-05-30. 
  2. Rispoli Resigning as DOE Cleanup Czar, Energy Daily, Nov 6, 2008.
  3. Presidential Nomination: James Anthony Rispoli
  4. 4.0 4.1 News Archive. James Rispoli Sworn In as Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environmental Management, US Dept of Energy, Aug 10, 2005.

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