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On May 16, 2010, Michael Weber began serving as the Deputy Executive Director for Operations for Materials, Waste, Research, State, Tribal, and Compliance Programs at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). In this capacity, Mr. Weber strategically leads the NRC staff in developing and implementing Commission policy decisions and regulatory programs. From March 2007 until May 2010, Mr. Weber served as the Director, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards (NMSS). Mr. Weber joined the NRC in 1982 as a hydrogeologist in NMSS, where he held a number of progressively more responsible positions including: Chief, Regulatory Issues Section; Chief, Low-Level Waste and Decommissioning Projects Branch; Chief, Fuel Cycle Licensing Branch; Deputy Director, Division of Waste Management; Deputy Director and Director, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards. In 2002, he was appointed as the Deputy Director of the newly established Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response (NSIR) following the terrorist attacks on 9-11-01. In 2006, Mr. Weber was appointed as the Deputy Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR).
Mr. Weber served as a Technical Assistant to former Chairman Ken Carr and as the Executive Assistant and Director of the Chairman's Office for former Chairman Shirley Ann Jackson. Mr. Weber is a graduate of the Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program and the Office of Personnel Management's Executive Potential Program for Mid-Level Employees. He received the prestigious rank awards for Meritorious Executive from Presidents Clinton (2000) and Bush (2006). In 1996, he received the William A. Jump Meritorious Award for exemplary service in public administration. He also received NRC's Meritorious Service Award in 1993 for scientific excellence in protecting the environment. Mr. Weber received a B.S. degree in Geosciences from the Pennsylvania State University in 1982.