NRC names new public affairs chief

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Stephen Burns has named David Castelveter as director of the agency’s Office of Public Affairs.

Castelveter has experience in both government and private sector communications, Burns said Aug. 22. The director of public affairs reports directors to the NRC chairman. The director serves as the agency’s primary communicator with the public and the news media.

Before joining NRC, Castelveter was deputy assistant administrator of the Office of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs at the U.S. Transportation Security Administration. He is a Vietnam veteran who served in the Navy. He also served as a journalist in the Army reserves. He has a bachelor’s degree from Robert Morris University and did graduate studies at Point Park University.

Castelveter succeeds Eliot Brenner, who retired in July after 12 years at the NRC, after a long career in journalism and government.