Hon. David B. Waller, JD
Former Deputy Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency
Former Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs
Promoting peaceful uses of nuclear technology, David Waller served as Deputy Director General and head of management of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Prior to IAEA, Waller was appointed Vice-Chair of the UN system wide High Level Committee on Management. Earlier in his career, Waller was nominated by President Reagan and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs. In that capacity, he was the Secretary of Energy’s chief advisor and spokesman on international energy policy and emergency preparedness. In addition, he served as Senior Associate Counsel to the President at the White House during the Raegan Administration. In 1989, Waller was presented the Secretary’s Award — the highest honor given by the Department of Energy — for outstanding leadership. And, in 2011 the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) awarded him its Gold Medal in recognition of his contribution to the reduction of the threat of nuclear weapons.