CNTA seeks new executive director

Aiken Standard file photo Clint Wolfe speaks to members of CNTA during a morning breakfast.

The search has begun for a new executive director of Citizens of Nuclear Technology Awareness, or CNTA.

The group is an Aiken-based charitable educational organization dedicated to providing factual information about nuclear topics and educating the public on nuclear issues, according to www.c-n-t-a.com.

Specifically, CNTA provides information on nuclear technology, including environmental remediation, energy sources, medical applications of radiation and national security.

The executive director position is a part-time job, and applicants are expected to have a strong nuclear technology background and excellent communication skills.

In addition, applicants must demonstrate management skills and visible energy in advancing the CNTA vision and mission.

Those interested can call the CNTA office at 803-649-3456 or email cnta@bell south.net.

The former executive director, Dr. Clint Wolfe, served in the role since 2008.

Wolfe obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Marshall University and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of New Mexico, with a combined minor in math and physics.

Wolfe has worked in several facilities across the Department of Energy complex, including the Savannah River Site, until he retired in 2005.

Recently, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has modeled a speaker series at its Chalk River Laboratories after the CNTA Up & Atom Breakfast, which Wolfe helped develop.

In Aiken, Wolfe helped launch a teacher education initiative, called “Bringing Nuclear into the Classroom.”

Co-sponsored by the American Nuclear Society and others, this program has benefitted several hundred local teachers and serves as a model for showcasing the positive benefits of nuclear science.

Now, Wolfe will serve as director emeritus of CNTA.

Chuck Munns, chairman of the group, said Wolfe’s new title will allow him to focus on communications and building relationships with other organizations.

“Clint has been the consummate professional and steady passionate executive for CNTA,” Munns said. “His dedication to nuclear advancement through the presentation of facts and data has brought CNTA to a new era of service.”

Derrek Asberry is a beat reporter with the Aiken Standard. He joined the paper in June. He is originally from Vidalia, Ga., and a graduate of Georgia Southern University. Follow him on Twitter @DerrekAsberry.