Presentation Date: Friday, May 13, 2016 at 8:30am.
Biography: Ken is the Deputy Associate Administrator for Infrastructure at the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). He is responsible for leading efforts to maintain, operate, and modernize NNSA’s general purpose infrastructure. This includes 6,000 facilities located in seven states comprising over $50 billion in real property assets. Ken has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Penn State University and in Physics from Shippensburg University. Ken and his wife Kristen have two children, Derek and Keyton. Keyton graduated from Penn State University in May 2015. Derek passed away in August 2011 from a brain injury while playing college football. Ken and his family established The Derek Sheely Foundation to raise awareness about sports related brain injuries (concussions).
Ken has led teams that have been awarded:
- The Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Distinguished Project Award (2011);
- Four Secretary of Energy Achievement Awards (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013);
- The William Jump Award for Outstanding Service in Public Administration (1998).
Ken is a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and has over 26 years of experience in national security program management. Major leadership positions held include:
- Securing nuclear weapons and nuclear materials in the Former Soviet Union
- Achieving President Obama’s goal of securing the most dangerous nuclear materials around the world in four years
- Arresting the declining state of the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Production Infrastructure