Chief Financial Offcier (CFO), retired, Battelle
As a mentor, how can you help with the Fuse community?
I am an outgoing and energetic leader with expertise in business strategy, business systems, government contracting, financial management, budgeting and cost control, health and retirement plans, internal controls, regulatory and contractual compliance and most importantly talent development. I helped launch the Battelle Leadership Development Program (BLP) for up and coming Finance and Contracting leadership across the many laboratories operated by Battelle as well as a counterpart, the Early Career Development Program (ECDP). I was an advocate and mentor for both highly sought after and competitive programs that have been successful in creating future leadership across the Battelle enterprise.
During 42 years at Battelle/PNNL, with successive positions of increased financial management and leadership responsibility culminating as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), I participated in and developed career building and mentoring programs, gaining a reputation as a developer of talent. I believe talent development is a fundamental responsibility of leadership and I take great pride in the talented individuals I helped grow in their careers. Not only was it the most rewarding aspect of the many positions I held, the investment of my time and energy into identifying and developing talented individuals leaves a lasting legacy.
Area of Expertise
• Business Finance & Accounting
• Business Operations
• Business Strategy & Planning
• Government & Regulations/Compliance
• Supply Chain Management
• Project Management
• Consulting, Research and Business Services
• Government Contracting
• Nonprofit Organizations
• Technology and Web-Based Services
Professional activities include serving on the Board of Directors and/or Board committees for three National Laboratories, as past Executive Committee member and Chair of the Board for the Tri-Cities Regional Chamber of Commerce, past Board Member for United Way of Benton Franklin Counties and prior President of the Board for Columbia Basin Dive Rescue, member of the Battelle Pension Management Investment Committee responsible for investing over $4B of retirement assets and on the Board of Fuse, SPC. I was named 2011 CFO of the Year by the Puget Sound Business Journal in the category of Large Non-Profit Organizations. I survived raising three adult daughters and enjoy boating, snow skiing, tinkering in my shop/garage and, as a private pilot, flying my airplane.