Office of Director




Jack Zimmerman

Director, Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center

Jack Zimmerman is the Director of the Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center. For the past five years he served as the Manager of the Idaho Cleanup Project. He provided leadership and direction for all aspects of execution of the Idaho Cleanup Project mission involving the safe, cost-effective and expeditious accomplishment of environmental remediation and restoration and hazardous and nuclear waste programs involving high level radioactive waste, low level and transuranic radioactive waste, and spent nuclear fuel. This includes the operation of the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project and the commissioning and operation of the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit. Mr. Zimmerman was responsible for an annual budget of ~$400M and a workforce of ~1,500. Previously, he served as the Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Federal Project Director providing leadership and direction for the design, construction, commissioning and initial operation of government owned contractor operated nuclear chemical processing facilities at two sites (Portsmouth, Ohio and Paducah, KY). In a prior role he was the Associate Director of the Mound Closure Project in Miamisburg, Ohio and provided key leadership in successful remediation, closure and the ultimate transition of the former DOE facility for community reuse. Mr. Zimmerman is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio. He has 30 years of experience in many aspects of nuclear facility construction, operation and environmental remediation. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Master’s degree in Radiological Engineering and Bachelor’s in Nuclear Engineering.


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Administrative Contact

Kim Johnson, Administrative Officer

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:

Kim Johnson, Administrative Officer

Email: Kim.Johnson@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.