Brian W. Stone to Serve as NSF Director's First Chief of Staff
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Stone to Serve as NSF Director's First Chief of Staff

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Brian W. Stone
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Posted April 12, 2016

Brian W. Stone, who heads the Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL) section in the National Science Foundation’s Division of Polar Programs, will begin an assignment as chief of staff to NSF Director France A. Córdova on May 1, 2016.

Scott G. Borg, who is currently the head of the Division’s Antarctic Sciences Section, will replace Brian as the head of AIL. Eric Saltzman, who is currently head of the Division’s Arctic Sciences Section, will become the head of Antarctic Sciences. Simon Stephenson, who formerly headed the Arctic Sciences section before taking a temporary assignment in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will once again assume the role of Arctic section head.

"This is an excellent opportunity for Brian and a fantastic chance for him to use his managerial skills to benefit the entire foundation,” said Kelly K. Falkner, Division Director. "Although we will miss him during his upcoming assignment, we in Polar are fortunate enough to have a depth of talent and ability in our ranks to insure that NSF remains a global leader in polar science with continuity in all of our operations."