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Jessica Kunkle

Washington, DC, USA
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JessicaKunkle Kunkle

National Nuclear Security Administration
U.S. Department of Energy

Jessica Kunkle
is the Director for the Office of Safety, Infrastructure and Operations’ (NA-50) Program Management Office (PMO) at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).  In this role, she leads a fast-paced, cross-functional team to provide shared, corporate services for eight federal programs totaling approximately $1.6 billion in annual appropriations.  Jessica also serves as the Executive Director for NNSA’s Operations and Efficiencies Board and NA-50’s Program Management Improvement Team.

Ms. Kunkle has held various positions throughout her tenure with DOE/NNSA, including working in NNSA’s Program Executive Office leading management improvements for NNSA; serving as the Budget Officer for the Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) overseeing the execution of over $800 million per year; and working as a Contract Specialist supporting NNSA’s vital nuclear nonproliferation mission.

Ms. Kunkle has received a Secretary of Energy Achievement Award (2016) and the National Defense Industrial Association’s (NDIA) Excellence in Enterprise Information Award (2015).  She holds degrees in Marketing, Operations, and International Management from the University of New Mexico.

Created June 2017

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