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Thomas F. Hash received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University in 1969 and his M.B.A. in Business Administration from Lynchburg College in1976. He received additional training in the Bechtel Executive Management Program and Six Sigma Executive Training during his career which spanned various positions at Bechtel from 1996 to his retirement in 2008, along with positions at B&W Federal Services from 1990-1996.

Mr. Hash has guided organizations into new business areas with excellent results by understanding market fundamentals and by building successful relationships with customers, stakeholders, and teaming partners. During his tenure at Bechtel, he grew the company's annual revenue from government projects from $2 billion in 1999 to more than $6 billion in 2007. By emphasizing safety, quality, and delivery of work as promised, he led Bechtel from its status as an important market contributor to a position of market dominance in nuclear operations, infrastructure construction, and environmental remediation, achieving No. 1 rankings among U.S. corporations. By anticipating market trends, he led the company into new areas, including federal telecommunications, emergency response, and large-scale disaster recovery.

In his career at Bechtel, he instilled a strong safety and security culture. As a direct result, his projects reached historic safety milestones, including achieving an unprecedented 20 million safe work hours at the Savannah River Site. He is a strong proponent of Six Sigma and established this process improvement methodology as a company hallmark. From the date of its adoption by Bechtel Systems and Infrastructure, Inc. in 2000 until his retirement, Six Sigma had resulted in over $2 billion in savings for Bechtel.

Mr. Hash has 15 years of experience on governing boards, including three at national laboratories and five at additional DOE sites (Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, Savannah River Site, Oak Ridge Reservation, Nevada Test Site, Yucca Mountain Repository, and the Y-12 National Security Complex). He also served on the board of directors for Bechtel Group, Inc. Additionally, he serves on the board of directors for the Clemson University Foundation and has served on the board of advisors for the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences at Clemson University. More recently, Hash has joined the board of advisors for the South Carolina Research Authority in Charleston, SC.