Cast: Alex Flint
Senior Vice President, Governmental Affairs
Mr. Flint joined the Nuclear Energy Institute in 2006. He formerly was staff director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. As staff director, Mr. Flint had returned to the Hill after three years in the private sector to lead the Senate Energy Committee staff.
Mr. Flint was a long-time aide to New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici . He spent eight years on the senator's personal staff, working his way up from the mailroom to legislative assistant. In the latter capacity, he was responsible for energy and nuclear issues. He was the principal staffer responsibility for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Land Withdrawal Act, which opened the nation's first nuclear waste repository and the United States Enrichment Corp. Privatization Act, Mr. Flint became Republican clerk of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development. In that capacity, he was responsible for the budgets of, among others, the U.S. Department of Energy, Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
He was also the principal staffer responsible for the implementation of the U.S./Russia agreement on the Disposition of Weapons Derived Plutonium and the creation of the National Nuclear Security Administration.
Mr. Flint later became a partner at Johnston and Associates, a Washington-based consulting and lobbying firm where he specialized in civilian and defense nuclear issues. In 2001, he established his own lobbying and consulting practice.