NMSU alumna named COO of National Security Directorate for DOE lab

The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory announced that Dr. Tammy P. Taylor has been selected as National Security Directorate’s chief operating officer beginning in August 2013.  In Taylor’s current role as the deputy associate director of the Chemistry, Life, and Earth Sciences Directorate at Los Alamos National Laboratory, she is responsible for leading and managing three divisions (Chemistry, Biosciences, and Earth and Environmental Sciences) of approximately 1,000 staff members and an annual budget of $280M.

Taylor held progressively responsible leadership positions at LANL beginning in 2002 with a variety of groups organized around Nuclear Engineering, Nonproliferation, and Safeguards and Security missions.  From 2007 to 2010, she was assigned the senior policy analyst role at the Office of Science and Technology Policy, managing the national S&T portfolio on nuclear defense issues. Taylor earned a B.S. in civil engineering from New Mexico State University and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory addresses many of America’s most pressing issues in energy, the environment and national security through advances in basic and applied science. Founded in 1965, PNNL employs 4,400 staff and has an annual budget of more than $1 billion. It is managed by Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy. For more information, visit the PNNL News Center, or follow PNNL on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn.


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