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Ensign named Internal Audit director at PNNL

February 14, 2013 Share This!

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RICHLAND, Wash. – Kevin Ensign, a 26-year audit and finance veteran in both the public and private sectors, has been named director of Internal Audit at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. 

As director, Ensign will oversee a comprehensive lab-wide auditing program that provides independent and objective analysis of PNNL's financial and operating activities. 

Ensign joined PNNL in 2007 as the laboratory's prime contract manager. He later was PNNL's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act lead, and most recently served as manager of the laboratory's Business Development and Analysis department.  

Prior to PNNL, Ensign worked at DOE's Office of River Protection in Richland, where he managed all Chief Financial Officer and contracting activities. He also worked more than eight years at DOE's Richland Operations Office as an auditor and as director of the office's Financial Management Division, and worked five years as an auditor and supervisor with the Defense Contract Audit Agency in California.

During his career, Ensign has performed hundreds of government audits, overseen the financial and internal audit functions of numerous DOE contractors and has provided extensive public briefings on DOE costs, including briefings to members of Congress.

Ensign is a native of Olympia, Wash., and earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Western Washington University in Bellingham.  He received a Project Management Professional certification in 2007.

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