Lynda M. Vinyard was recently named chief of the Payment Services Branch in the Oak Ridge Financial Service Center within the Oak Ridge Office of the U.S. Department of Energy.
Vinyard’s responsibilities include directing a staff of accountants, technicians, and support contractors in developing, administering, and planning DOE’s consolidated payment activities through the DOE payment center, which processes more than 150,000 invoices and payments totaling approximately $12B per year. She also ensures the ORO payment center maintains a prompt payment percentage rate greater than the 98 percent target set by the United States Office of Management and Budget. Her responsibilities also include overseeing the ORO payments system, travel and payroll office, and the Internal Revenue Service tax reporting requirements.
Vinyard’s DOE federal career began in 1984 when she was a student aid in the badging office in the Safeguards and Security Division for ORO. Since then, she has served in various positions within the ORO including accounts maintenance clerk, systems accountant for travel, financial systems, data and payroll branch, and most recently senior systems accountant in the Payment Services Branch.
Vinyard received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Tennessee Wesleyan College. She is involved in several volunteer activities including St. Mary’s Catholic Church Finance Board and School, Boy Scouts of America, Oak Ridge Junior Playhouse, Ulster Project of East Tennessee, Relay for Life Anderson County, and the Soccer Club of Oak Ridge.
Lynda and her husband, Scott, have three sons and live in Oak Ridge.