Title: Senior Foreign Affairs Officer (Retired)
Company: ISN/Nuclear Energy Safety and Security, United States Department of State
Location: Washington DC, United States
Janet Marie Gorn, retired Senior Foreign Affairs Officer for the U.S. Department of State, been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the nuclear energy field.
An award-winning governmental diplomate, Mrs. Gorn has been successful in her career through her tenacity, use of available resources and a touch of serendipity. For more than five decades, she has remained steadfast in achieving her goals, a feat that she notes has contributed to her accomplishments in her field. Now retired, she concluded her illustrious tenure as a senior foreign affairs officer in the field of civil nuclear energy and nonproliferation for the Office of Nuclear Energy Safety and Security and the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation of the U.S. Department of State. She came to this position after finding success in prior roles, which included assistant professor and adjunct staff member for the Northern Virginia Community College, as well as multiple positions with the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Her prominent involvement with the commission includes such positions as senior international relations officer, congressional affairs officer and program analyst in the office of Nuclear Waste. In addition to her professional work, Mrs. Gorn has contributed to endeavors in her industry including work as the state department bureau representative for the Intra-Department Regulatory Reform Task Force, co-chairman of the Interagency Steering Committee on the Joint Convention on Spent Fuel Management and Radioactive Waste, and Representative of Delegation for the steering committee for the Nuclear Energy Agency. Mrs. Gorn has also authored various works including “The Joint Convention: Its Global Impact and U.S. Continuing Involvement,” “Nuclear Education and Training: From Concern to Capability,” “Improving the Prospects of Financing Nuclear Power Projects,” “Setting the Stage for International Spent Fuel Storage,” “Financing New Nuclear Power Plants,” and “International Financing and Investment for Nuclear Power Projects.”
To prepare for her career, Mrs. Gorn first pursued and completed her education. She achieved a Bachelor of Arts from Drew University in 1973 and a Master of Arts with honors from San Jose State University in 1982. She continued in her professional development through postgraduate coursework at the George Washington University and Harvard University, as well as by completing a two-year internship program with the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. From there, she excelled in early roles with the ISN Deputy Secretary’s Office and the Office of Nuclear Technology and Safeguards. To remain at the top of her field, Mrs. Gorn was a member of various industry organizations including the Prince William County Committee Of 100 Leaders, the American Nuclear Society, Nuclear Women in Energy, the European Nuclear Society and International Women in Nuclear (Now Women in Nuclear Global). She has been recognized in her field through her achievement of a Meritorious Honor Award from the United States Department of State, a Virginia Federation of Republican Women Blue Ribbon Gold Club Achievement Award, a commendation from the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management of the United States Department of Energy, a commendation from the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the ISN Bureau of the United States Department of State, a Superior Honor Award from the United States Department of State, a commendation from the United States Ambassador to International Organizations, and an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. As she looks to the future, Mrs. Gorn intends to enjoy her well-deserved retirement by indulging in her favorite hobbies, which includes music, theatre arts, designing medieval tapestry and paper sculpture, hot air balloon sailing and golf.
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