Marty Conger serves as Chief Financial Officer and Associate Laboratory Director for Business Systems at PNNL. He is responsible for all financial systems and practices as well as oversight of the contracts (sales and acquisitions) functions. He is successfully stewarding an initiative to transform PNNL's business systems into the most modern, capable and mobile-enabled systems of any lab that will enable scientists to focus more on research and development activities in support of DOE and the nation. Since assuming the CFO role in 2006, He has helped PNNL to achieve 35% growth in business revenues to over $1 billion and spearheaded development of a successful financing plan for two private facilities as well as execution of an affordability plan for seven new state-of-the-art facilities—all valued at more than $300 million.
Marty developed and organized the National Laboratory CFO Working Group, of the National Laboratory Directors Council, which was created to help DOE solve major financial and business challenges. Marty continues to Chair this group. One recent effort undertaken by this group was to gain an understanding of the costs of benefits and pensions across the entire DOE complex, and with the resulting findings, Marty helped orchestrate a DOE-wide plan of action to reverse the escalating trend of benefit and pension costs.
Marty's leadership skills resulted in him being tapped to serve on the Executive Committee of the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce. Marty also serves on the Chamber's Board and is a past board member of the United Way of Benton and Franklin counties as well as past Chair of the Columbia Basin Dive Rescue, a non-profit, all-volunteer agency that provides water rescue and recovery services to local law enforcement, fire, and other emergency services throughout a five-county area. He served on the transportation subcommittee of the Tri-Cities Economic Development Council, where he was active in recruiting additional major airline service to the Tri-Cities Regional Airport.
In 2011, Marty was named CFO of the Year by the Puget Sound Business Journal in the category of Large Nonprofit Organization—making him the first CFO from eastern Washington to receive the state-wide honor.
He joined PNNL in 1976. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Puget Sounds in Tacoma in 1976. He passed the CPA exam in 1980.