June 21, 2006 | Mark Paradies

Two New CSB Board Member Nominations Announced

Yesterday, the White House announced the president’s intention to nominate William B. Wark and William E. Wright to serve five-year terms as board members of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB). There are currently two vacancies on the five-member board. Both nominations are subject to Senate confirmation.

Mr. Wark currently serves as Executive Vice President for LGH, Incorporated. Prior to this, he served as Project Manager for The Marasco Newton Group. Earlier in his career, he served as Deputy Director for the Technological Hazards Division at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Mr. Wark has served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine at Fort Kent and his master’s degree at The George Washington University.

Mr. Wright currently serves as Chairman of the Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board. Prior to this, he served as Commander of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group ONE. Earlier in his career, he served as Head of the Ordnance Branch for the Chief of Naval Operations. He has served as Captain in the United States Navy for 30 years. Mr. Wright received his bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from the University of Puget Sound. He went on to receive a second master’s degree from the Naval War College.

These two nominations would bring the board up to their full five members as authorized by Congress.

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