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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bye Bye Harry!

Well it's finally official....


March 27, 2015

Harold T. Conner, Jr.
Announces Departure from
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Harold Conner announced he will be leaving the Laboratory. He is heading back to the Oak Ridge complex to work for URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR), the Department of Energy's (DOE's) cleanup contractor for the DOE Oak Ridge Reservation, primarily focused on cleanup of East Tennessee Technology Park (the former Oak Ridge K-25 Site).

Harold began as a University of Tennessee (UT) co-op student at Oak Ridge when he was 18 years old and is now heading back to lead the Nuclear Services and Engineering Division. This leadership position will include overseeing Engineering Programs, Systems Engineering, Waste Certification, Criticality Safety, Nuclear Engineering, Work Planning and Control, the Facility and Project Engineer, and the Chief Engineer. Additionally, he will be working with the UT Dean of Engineering looking for collaborative opportunities for graduates and research funding.

Please join me in thanking Harold for his dedication and commitment to the Laboratory. Harold has successfully led the Facilities and Infrastructure Directorate for the last eight years. He is well known for championing the outstanding contributions and accomplishments the employees of the Facilities and Infrastructure organization have made during his tenure here at LLNL.

With Harold’s departure, the Facilities and Infrastructure Directorate will undergo a reorganization that will take several months to finalize. During this time, I have asked Anita Gursahani, the Deputy Principal Associate Director, Operations and Business to take on the role of Interim Associate Director for Facilities and Infrastructure, effective immediately.

Harold’s last day at LLNL is Friday, March 27, 2015.

Mark W. Martinez
Principal Associate Director
Operations & Business


Rumor is Harold will not be replaced and F&I will be dissolved. Note that his deputy - Brent Henderson - was not made acting F&I AD. Normally the deputy takes over while a search for a replacement occurs. Also note that there's no mention of a "search" just a reorganization.

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