Jefferson Lab CFO Selected for Prestigious Oppenheimer Leadership Program

  • Jefferson Lab CFO Jennifer Logan Selected for Prestigious Oppenheimer Leadership Program

Jefferson Lab CFO Jennifer Logan Selected for Prestigious Oppenheimer Leadership Program

First Jefferson Lab Employee Selected for Department of Energy Program

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Jennifer Logan, U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility’s Chief Financial Officer and Business/Finance Director, is the first lab employee selected to participate in the Oppenheimer Leadership Program. This program, named in honor of Robert Oppenheimer, who led the Manhattan Project, was established to develop the next generation of DOE leaders through exposure to the breadth and depth of the National Laboratory system and the broader scientific, policy and energy ecosystem within which the labs operate. “This is a quite an honor for Jennifer and the lab,” says Mike Maier, Jefferson Lab COO, “The knowledge and connections she brings back from this experience will be a real asset to her and to Jefferson Lab.”

As Jefferson Lab’s CFO and Business/Finance Director, Jennifer is responsible for leading, overseeing and integrating the procurement, accounting and finance functions necessary to operate the laboratory. She joined Jefferson Lab in July 2018 after serving in various contracting and acquisition roles within the Department of the Defense. Most recently, she served as the Deputy Chief of Contracting at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) in Portsmouth, Virginia, responsible for overseeing and executing all ship repair, service, and nuclear material contracting in support of NNSY. She previously was Submarine Contracting Division Head at the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Newport News (SUPSHIPNN) responsible for performing contract administration of Virginia Class Submarine (VCS) new construction and submarine fleet repair contracts. Logan began her career as an officer in the United States Air Force, stationed in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in business administration from East Carolina University and a Master’s of Arts degree in procurement and acquisition management from Webster University. “I am really excited to be selected to be part of this program,” says Logan, who recently returned from the first program session. “This is a great opportunity to learn about the diverse capabilities and expertise in the lab system, and to work with colleagues across the system to advance our nation’s science and technology leadership. I look forward to applying what I learn through this program at Jefferson Lab.”

Participants selected come from nine National Labs and four universities and hold positions from senior manager to Associate Lab Director, Chief Operating Officer and professor. Over twelve months, the group, accompanied by mentors, will visit seven of the 17 National Laboratories and Washington, DC. During these visits, they will learn about each lab’s unique capabilities and how they operate as a system. They will also learn about navigating public-private partnerships, and how the labs, both individually and as a system, contribute to the United States’ global leadership in science and technology. Participants will present their capstone think pieces to the National Lab Directors Council, Chief Research Officers and DOE in December 2020.

Contact: Deborah Dowd, Jefferson Lab Communications Office, 757-269-7180,


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