Jennifer Woodard began her current assignment as the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Paducah Site Lead on June 15, 2014. Ms. Woodard has more than 20 years of experience in engineering and program/project management with DOE. As a federal official at the Paducah Site for the past eight years, Ms. Woodard has served in multiple capacities, including Federal Facility Agreement Manager (FFA), Alternate Deputy Designated Federal Official to the Citizens' Advisory Board, Project Manager, and Contracting Officer's Representative. Her diverse background includes Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) cleanup projects, significant regulatory interaction and negotiation, contractor procurement/oversight, project controls, budgeting, and community relations. Before becoming the Paducah Site Lead, Ms. Woodard served as the Project Manager and Federal Project Director for a potential multi-billion-dollar disposal cell project for the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
Prior to joining DOE, Ms. Woodard worked for multiple environmental cleanup companies, including Paducah Remediation Services, Bechtel Jacobs, and Lockheed Martin. Ms. Woodard holds a masters degree in Occupational Safety and Health and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.