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PNNL names new chief financial officer

June 29, 2006 Share This!

RICHLAND, Wash. – Martin “Marty” Conger has been selected as chief financial officer at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Conger, who will also serve as director of business support services at the lab, replaces Tom Baranouskas who plans to retire later this year.

Conger has worked at PNNL for 30 years, serving for the past ten years as manager of financial operations. He will focus on enhanced business controls in support of recently passed federal legislation.

Conger started his career at PNNL as a business trainee, moving into various business and accounting management positions. He also has been responsible for the laboratory’s acquisition program – managing more than $290 million in purchased goods and services.

During special assignments, Conger has managed the financial aspects of Battelle’s successful bids and transitions at Brookhaven National Laboratory, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Idaho National Laboratory.

Conger will take over the CFO duties on July 1.

Conger passed the Certified Public Accountant exam in 1980 and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Puget Sound, in Tacoma, Wash. Outside of work, Conger is board president for the Columbia Basin Dive Rescue team, serves on the Air Service Task Force for the Tri-City Industrial Development Council, has taught accounting at Columbia Basin College, and served as chairman of the supervisory committee for GESA Federal Credit Union.

Tags: Energy, Operations, Renewable Energy

Interdisciplinary teams at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory address many of America's most pressing issues in energy, the environment and national security through advances in basic and applied science. Founded in 1965, PNNL employs 4,300 staff and has an annual budget of more than $1 billion. It is managed by Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. As the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, the Office of Science is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information on PNNL, visit the PNNL News Center, or follow PNNL on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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