Office of Director




Jeffrey Kash Grimes

Jeffrey Kash Grimes

Director, Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center

Kash Grimes was appointed to the Senior Executive Service and joined the Department of Energy’s Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center in May 2016 as its Deputy Director where he is responsible for leadership, management and oversight of approximately 175 federal staff that support 15 DOE sites with an annual budget of more than $1 billion.

Prior to joining the Department of Energy, Kash served with distinction in the United States Navy, retiring as a Captain in the Supply Corps.  His final assignment was Deputy Assistant Commander for Contracts at the Naval Air Systems Command where he managed an 800+ person organization performing business and contracting functions at five major sites nationwide for 140 major acquisition programs involving 22K contract actions totaling $28B.

His other military assignments included two command tours, Commanding Officer of Priority Material Office, Bremerton, WA, and Commander, Defense Contract Management Agency, Denver.  He also served at the Navy Supply Corps Officer School, as Assistant Supply Officer, USS MOBILE (LKA-115); Canadian Forces Procurement Officer, Personnel Exchange Program, Ottawa, Canada; Supply Officer, USS WEST VIRGINIA (SSBN-736)(B); Executive Officer and Executive Assistant at Defense Energy Support Center; Executive Assistant to  the Vice Director, Defense Logistics Agency;  Director, Weapon Systems Contracting Department at Naval Inventory Control Point; and as Program Manager for NATO’s Security Investment Program.

A native of Versailles, Kentucky, Kash attended the University of Kentucky, earning a Bachelor of Business Management in Finance and a Juris Doctor degree.  He also earned a Masters of Science in Management at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and completed the Senior Executive Program at Columbia University in New York, NY.

Office of Director Services Include:

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Administrative Contact

Kim Johnson, Executive Assistant

Email: Kim.Johnson@emcbc.doe.gov

Mission

The mission of the administrative staff is to keep the Office of the Director running smoothly from day-to-day. The Executive Assistant acts as a liaison on behalf of the Director on a wide variety of administrative issues and activities, and performs diverse tasks in relation to administration planning and development of resources for the EMCBC.
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Public Affairs

The Lead for 72 hour notifications, EMCBC Press Releases, and Public Involvement/Community Outreach

Contact:

Lynette Chafin, Administrative Officer
Email: lynette.chafin@emcbc.doe.gov

The Lead for Intergovernmental Liaison and Public Affairs for Supported Sites

Contact

Paivi Nettamo, Public Affairs, EM 3.1
Email: Paivi.Nettamo@em.doe.gov

Mission

The mission of Public Affairs is committed to communicating information about the EMCBC’s work in a timely, accurate and accessible way to the news media, the public, and employees. Public Affairs provides support to the Office of Environmental Management’s Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) and EMCBC-serviced sites in administering the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) public affairs programs, including congressional and intergovernmental relations; public education and information; environmental outreach; media liaison and emergency public information.