Senior Advisor, Office of Enterprise Assessments

Karen Boardman is a Senior Advisor in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA). Prior to becoming Senior Advisor, Ms. Boardman served for more than 10 years as the Director of DOE’s National Training Center (NTC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which is managed by EA. 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

Prior to joining EA, 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 Field Offices, Service Center and Headquarters. During her more than 35-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 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, an appointment that continued throughout her tenure as NTC Director. 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.