About Team

Dorian Conger

Dorian is an internationally recognized expert in incident investigation, root cause analysis, safety behavior and human performance.Read more During his more than thirty years in business, he has participated in projects and training for clients in: Antarctica, Australia, South America, Asia, Europe, and North America. He has led major investigations at commercial and government facilities including: Aerospace, Chemical, Energy, Manufacturing, Petroleum and Utilities. Dorian has conducted training programs for more than 200 client organizations and he developed the Model Root Cause Analysis Methodologies, and Corrective Action Programs that have become the global standard for the energy industries.As a developer/instructor, he also led the first Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) training program on incident investigation and root cause analysis and participated in the initial development of the Human Performance Enhancement System (HPES). He was instrumental in the development of the Mishap Analysis and Prevention System (MAPS) software which contains a series of safety analytics for conducting safety inspections and root cause analysis. In 1992, with Ken Elsea, Dorian purchased the division of EG&G, an energy consulting firm for which they worked and then launched Conger & Elsea, Incorporated.Read less

Eugene Cobey
President and Chief Executive Officer

Gene is a seasoned leadership executive with over 25 years of experience and success in nuclear safety regulation, nuclear licensing and conduct of operations.Read moreHe brings expertise and a myriad of relationships in the following sectors: nuclear regulatory and safety inspection, performance assessment of fuel cycle facilities, nuclear material licensees and reactor operations.Since serving in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear trained submarine warfare officer, Gene held a variety of leadership and executive roles for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Since then, he held positions of leadership and management responsibility as part of the Tennessee Valley Authority; where he served as the Browns Ferry Director of Licensing during the 95003 recovery effort, the General Manager of Regulatory Operations, and the Senior Manager of New Plant Licensing and Regulatory Improvement.
He serves as Conger-Elsea’s strategic visionary with a clear sense of purpose and urgency. With an extensive background in the nuclear industry, Gene has a proven ability to successfully analyze an organization’s critical business requirements, identify deficiencies and potential opportunities, and develop innovative and cost-effective solutions for enhancing competitiveness, increasing profitability, and improving customer service offerings.Read less

Rick Rasmussen
Richard Rasmussen
Director Consulting Services

Richard provides over 3 decades of hands on engineering experience in the areas of nuclear regulation, inspection, manufacturing, quality assuranceRead more and regulatory compliance. With 23 years of experience in various oversight roles as part of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Richard holds expert knowledge of NRC regulations and expectations. Consistent with the Conger-Elsea brand, he has applied the principles of root cause assessment and risk informed decision making as both a service provider and a regulator. He has practical experience in commercial nuclear, navy nuclear, aircraft and manufacturing. Richard is qualified as a lead auditor under ASME NQA-1 and has provided advice to clients regarding quality program implementation in multiple industries. Since his retirement from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Richard has supported both domestic and international clients with the implementation of requirements based on NRC, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the (ISO) International Organization for Standardization and international regulatory requirements. Richard holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.Read less

Sherri Wright
Sherri Wright
Director Training Services

As a Leader in the Nuclear Industry for over 30 years, Sherri brings a wealth of knowledge in Nuclear Oversight, Licensing, Organizational DevelopmentRead moreand Nuclear Safety Culture. She is adept with enhancing overall team development and fostering greater company culture by combining proven performance metrics with quick and responsive solutions for organizational needs. Sherri has led regulatory program audits, INPO Assist Assessments, and key NRC Investigations including: 95001, 95002 and 95003.Sherri is an essential representative tasked with oversight and performance of detailed assessments of Engineering, Licensing, Training, Emergency Preparedness, Operations, and Maintenance. She has conducted audits, field observations, and has made recommendations based on observations to ensure safety and compliance within regulatory standards.

Sherri holds a degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Maryland. Read less