Director, National Training Center

Karen Boardman is the Director of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA) National Training Center (NTC), located on the Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The NTC develops and maintains the proficiency and competence of safety and security personnel and builds management excellence in safety and security disciplines for the DOE.

Karen L. Boardman - Director, National Training Center

The NTC facilities consist of classrooms, administrative offices, and weapons firing ranges. It also maintains the Integrated Safety and Security Training and Evaluation Complex - a simulated DOE research and operational facility. Each year, more than 7,000 professionals from across the DOE enterprise benefit from NTC training.

Prior to her current position, Ms. Boardman was the Director of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Service Center, where she served for more than 7 years and was responsible for business, legal, and technical support to the NNSA’s Site Offices, Service Center and Headquarters.

During her more than 30-year career with DOE, Ms. Boardman has served in a variety of other positions to include Manager of the Sandia Site Office; and Deputy Manager for Programs and Technical Support, Director of the Weapon Programs Division, and Deputy Assistant Manager for Safety and Security at the former Albuquerque Operations Office. She has also served on details as the Acting Deputy Associate Administrator for Facilities and Operations at NNSA Headquarters and as the Acting Deputy Manager for the Los Alamos Site Office and the Dayton Area Office.

In May 2007, she was designated by the Deputy Secretary of Energy as Chair of the Federal Technical Capability Panel. The objective of the Panel is to recruit, deploy, develop, and retain federal personnel with the necessary technical capabilities to safely accomplish the Department's missions and responsibilities. 

Ms. Boardman is a graduate of the University of New Mexico with a degree in Civil Engineering. She was a recipient of the Senior Executive Service Presidential Meritorious Rank Award in 2004 and 2009.