Ken Sheely is NNSA’s Acting Associate Administrator for the Office of Infrastructure, a position he has held since the office was established in August 2022. In this role, he is responsible for overall NNSA infrastructure and capital planning for the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
Previously, Mr. Sheely was the Acting Associate Administrator for Safety, Infrastructure and Operations, one of the precursors to the current Office of Infrastructure. He also served as the Deputy Associate Administrator, responsible for leading efforts to maintain, operate, and modernize NNSA’s infrastructure in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. This included more than 5,000 facilities located in seven states comprising over $120 billion in real property assets.
He began his federal service at the Department of Energy in 1989 and was appointed as a Senior Executive Service member in 2006. His prior leadership positions include Deputy Associate Administrator for Infrastructure; Program Executive Officer for Infrastructure and Operations; Associate Assistant Deputy Administrator for the Global Threat Reduction Initiative; and Associate Assistant Deputy Administrator for the Material Protection, Control and Accounting.
Mr. Sheely holds Bachelor of Science degrees in chemical engineering from Pennsylvania State University and in physics from Shippensburg University.