Rich Tighe, Ph.D.
Rich Tighe, a Bechtel principal vice president, serves as the General Manager of NAS. He joins NAS after serving as the Bechtel Nuclear, Security and Environmental Manager of Strategic Planning and Business Development and as a member of the NAS Board of Managers. Dr. Tighe has held leadership positions in defense and national security projects and markets for more than 20 years, including serving as assistant general manager for high hazard test and evaluation at the Nevada Test Site. He holds a PhD in Nuclear Physics from the University of Notre Dame.