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Meet Our Leadership Team

PNNL science and technology inspires and enables the world to live prosperously, safely, and securely. Our leaders turn this vision into action, guiding all of PNNL's efforts. They ensure that our multidisciplinary research teams perform safely, securely and sustainably, while advancing science and technology to solve the nation's most pressing problems in energy, the environment and national security. (Organizational Chart.)

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Steven Ashby PNNL Director

Steven Ashby establishes the vision and strategic direction of the Laboratory as it advances the frontiers of science and addresses complex challenges in energy, the environment, and national security.

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Malin Young Deputy Director for Science and Technology

Malin Young integrates and enhances PNNL's science and technology capabilities across all mission areas.

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Michael Schlender Deputy Laboratory Director for Operations
Chief Operating Officer

Mike oversees institutional priorities, safe and reliable operations, and the infrastructure needed to deliver innovative scientific research. He also fosters successful relationships across the DOE.

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Paula Linnen Executive Director of External Affairs

Paula Linnen establishes PNNL's strategy for community engagement and leads federal and state legislative affairs, public outreach, and STEM education programs.

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Louis Terminello Associate Laboratory Director — Physical and Computational Sciences

Louis Terminello establishes strategies to strengthen the U.S. scientific foundation for innovation.

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Allison Campbell Associate Laboratory Director — Earth and Biological Sciences

Allison Campbell sets the vision and strategy for PNNL's research in support of DOE's Office of Biological and Environmental Research and National Institutes of Health.

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Jud Virden Associate Laboratory Director — Energy & Environment

Jud Virden leads PNNL's efforts to increase U.S. energy capacity, reduce dependence on imported oil, and reduce the environmental impacts of human activity.

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Tony Peurrung Associate Laboratory Director — National Security

Tony Peurrung leads PNNL's efforts to enhance national and global security by enabling discovery, assessment and mitigation of complex threats.

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Tracie Cowen Associate Laboratory Director — Business Services

Tracie Cowen oversees finance, accounting and business operations at PNNL.

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Larry Maples Associate Laboratory Director for Operations

Larry Maples provides overall leadership for the capability stewardship and programmatic execution functions within the Operational Systems Directorate.

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Brian Abrahamson Associate Laboratory Director & CIO — Communications & Information Technology

Brian Abrahamson establishes the strategic plan and stewards the Lab's investments in Information Technology to enable the research mission of PNNL.

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Cheri Wideman Director Human Resources

Cheri leads strategy for compensation and benefits, talent acquisition, diversity, leadership and staff development, work-based learning, labor relations and other key HR functions.

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John P. LaFemina Director of Laboratory Planning and Performance Management

John guides the development of the institutional strategies and implementation plans that will distinguish PNNL as a world-class scientific research institution.

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Kevin Ensign Director and Chief Audit Executive — Audit Services

Kevin Ensign leads a team that performs internal investigations of PNNL operations in an effort to reduce risk and protect the integrity of the Laboratory.

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Vincent Branton Director and General Counsel — Office of General Counsel

Vincent Branton guides the legal team as they support the Laboratory's S&T accomplishments while protecting our intellectual property.

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