TDEC appoints Chris Thompson deputy director for Remediation; will play lead role in DOE oversight

Chris P. ThompsonChris Thompson, who most recently served as director of external affairs for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Knoxville field office, has been appointed deputy director for the Division of Remediation and will play a lead role in the DOE Oversight Office in Oak Ridge.

She will fill the role previously held by TDEC veteran John Owsley, who will serve as a senior advisor in the DOE Oversight Office.

“Chris’s diverse technical and managerial experience as an environmental engineer and management professional for the past three decades make her uniquely qualified for this new role,” TDEC said in a statement.

Thompson holds a master’s degree in environmental engineer from Clemson University. She worked for 15 years at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site in South Carolina, working in environmental compliance and other areas. She also worked as a consultant on other projects, including work at the West Valley Demonstration Project in New York.

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