The Department of Energy’s assistant manager for mission support is being put in charge of establishing new Hanford contracts and a familiar face will be returning from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant to take her current position.
Karen Flynn has been named the DOE Hanford senior manager responsible for establishing a new set of contracts as many Hanford contracts expire from 2017 to 2019. The planning, procurement, award and transition to a new set of contract will take about two to four years, said Stacy Charboneau, DOE Richland Operations Office manager. in a message to employees Monday.
Flynn will work with employees at both the Hanford Richland Operations Office and the Office of River Protection, as well as representatives from the national DOE Consolidated Business Center.
“We are fortunate to have Karen leading this effort, as she was significantly involved in procuring our current contracts,” Charboneau said.
Joe Franco will be returning to Hanford to take Flynn’s place as assistant manager for mission support.
He has been manager of the Carlsbad Field Office, which oversees the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico, since late 2011. Before that he was assistant manager of the river corridor for DOE at Hanford.
Franco will remain at Carlsbad for a transition to a new manager there and Flynn will continue acting as assistant manager for mission support while she puts together her acquisition team.
Charboneau said Franco has “strong leadership, dedication and professionalism.”