New director brings more than 15 years of project management expertise
Oak Ridge Associated Universities has named Kathy R. Rollow director of its Project Management Office. In this position, Rollow will establish policy and maintain full operational responsibility for the office, facilitating best practices and serving as the catalyst for organizational and cultural implementation of project management principles, a press release said.
Rollow has more than 15 years of experience managing technical and programmatic activities involving multiple concurrent projects at several locations, working with construction support and environmental restoration studies as well as remedial action projects under CERCLA or the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.
Previously, Rollow worked with ORAU’s Independent Environmental Assessment and Verification Program, serving as a program lead for health physics and radiological surveys. In 2009, Rollow began directing a large-scale site characterization project for the U.S. Department of Energy, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The project focused on detailing the nature and volume of contaminants to ensure appropriate cleanup and demolition of the site. She implemented project plans, schedules, briefings and budgets, recommended change orders, and tracked resources for DOE Oak Ridge facilities—a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency CERCLA Superfund site.
Prior to joining ORAU, she served as a senior project manager supporting the U.S. Department of Defense in the areas of environmental remediation, investigations, characterization, and operation/maintenance for sites such as Erie Army Depot, Langley Air Force Base, and Culebra Island Site, Puerto Rico. She has also held positions supporting the National Security Agency and DOE at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Rollow holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee and a bachelor’s in management from Tusculum University. She is a certified professional project manager and is a member of the local and national chapters of the Project Management Institute.