2020 National Cleanup Workshop

Continuing Success and Overcoming Adversity


A printable agenda is available here.

Sept. 16, 2020

All sessions are listed in Eastern Time.


12:00pm - 12:15pm              Opening Remarks

                                                            Ron Woody, County Executive, Roane County, TN; Chair, Energy Communities Alliance (ECA)

                                                            Michael Lempke, Chair, Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG); President, Huntington Ingalls

                                                            Industries’ Technical Solutions Division


​12:15pm - 12:30pm              Legislative Challenges and Opportunities for the EM Program

                                                            Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN)


12:30pm - 1:45pm                Highlighting EM Success from Across the Complex
                                                            Moderator: Nicole Nelson-Jean, Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Field Operations,                                                                        DOE-EM

                                                            Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF)
                                                            Mike Budney, Manager, Savannah River Site Operations Office, DOE-EM
                                                            Frank Sheppard, Project Manager, Parsons

                                                            Oak Ridge East Tennessee Technology Park: Vision 2020
                                                            Jay Mullis, Manager, Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management, DOE-EM
                                                            Ken Rueter, President, URS | CH2M Oak Ridge (UCOR)


                                                            DFLAW Construction
                                                            Brian Vance, Manager, Richland Operations Office; Manager, Office of River Protection, DOE-EM
                                                            Valerie McCain, Project Manager, Bechtel National


1:45pm - 2:05pm                  Ensuring Continued EM Momentum

                                                            Moderator: JJ Chavez, Council Member, Carlsbad City Council; ECA Executive Board Member
                                                            William “Ike” White, Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Science, DOE-EM


2:05pm - 2:25pm                  EM Acquisition Update

         ​                                                   Moderator: Seth Kirshenberg, Executive Director, ECA
​                                                            Norbert Doyle
, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Project Management, DOE-EM


​2:25pm - 3:30pm                  Panel Discussion: EM Hot Topics
                                                            Moderator: Martin Schneider, EFCOG
                                                            Elizabeth Connell, Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regulatory & Policy Affairs,

                                                                  DOE-EM
                                                            Dae Chung, Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Corporate Services, DOE-EM
                                                            Greg Meyer, Senior Vice President, Fluor
                                                            Mark Whitney, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Amentum

                                                            Karen Wiemelt, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Jacobs
                                                            Rick McLeod, CEO, Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization (SRSCRO)


​3:30pm - 4:30pm                  The Path Forward for EM’s Strategic Vision
                                                            Moderator: Mike Nartker, Chief Strategist, DOE-EM
                                                            T.L. Cubbage, Deputy Under Secretary for Science, DOE
                                                            Todd Shrader, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, DOE-EM
                                                            Michael Lempke, EFCOG Chair; President, Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Technical Solutions Division

                                                            David Izraelevitz, Councilor, Los Alamos County Council; Treasurer, ECA
                                                            Brent Gerry, Mayor, City of West Richland, WA; Vice Chair, ECA


4:30pm - 5:00pm                  Closing Remarks: Setting the Stage for Future Accomplishments

​                                                            Moderator: Rebecca Casper, Mayor, City of Idaho Falls, ID; Secretary, ECA
                                                            Paul Dabbar, Under Secretary for Science, DOE


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