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.


Timothy Harms

Timothy Harms

Deputy Director, Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center

Mr. Harms joined the Office of Environmental Management in1992 and has held numerous positions within the organization most recently as Senior Advisor to the Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Corporate Services.  From 2010 – 2015 he was the Director, Office of Management Systems and Analysis.  From 2008 - 2010 he left EM and was the Director of Security and Senior Advisor reporting directly to the Under Secretary of Energy.  Previous EM assignments include supporting the opening of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, first foreign research reactor spent nuclear fuel shipment and as the EM Emergency Management Team Leader.  He also managed preparation of the Waste Management Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Tank Waste EIS and the Scrap Metal Programmatic EIS.  In 2007 he was the Campaign Manager for the DOE Combined Federal Campaign raising over $1.2 million from DOE employees to the charities of their choice.

Mr. Harms attended Norwich University graduating in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering Technology and a commission in the U.S. Army.  He has a Master’s Degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces where he was Class Vice President.  He retired as a Colonel from the U.S. Army Reserves in 2008.


Ken Armstrong

Ken Armstrong

Associate Deputy Director, Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center

Mr. Armstrong joined the EMCBC in October of 2008 and has been the Associate Deputy Director since January of 2017. Mr. Armstrong is directly responsible for the management of the SPRU, LBNL, WVDP, Moab UMTRA, ETEC, Brookhaven, and DOE-EM Nevada Field Operations Sites. In addition, Mr. Armstrong is responsible for the Office of Technical Support and Asset Management (OTSAM) at the EMCBC responsible for leadership, management and oversight of 36 federal staff that support 15 DOE sites including the Field Operations Sites.

For over the past 36 years, Mr. Armstrong has served in various technical, management and project management positions within the Department of Energy (DOE) and as a contractor to the DOE. Before joining the EMCBC, Mr. Armstrong managed environmental projects at the former Department of Energy Mound Facility in Miamisburg, Ohio. He was responsible for managing the operation and eventual decontamination and decommissioning of two Category II nuclear facilities. One of which underwent demolition and one which was cleaned to releasable standards and turned over the local community reuse organization. During his tenure at the Mound Facility, Mr. Armstrong's management responsibilities included activities responsible for project management, personal property management, fleet management, real property transfers, environmental engineering, ground water sampling, and explosives component testing and analysis.

Mr. Armstrong holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton and has competed graduate studies in Six Sigma and Project Management at Villanova University. He is qualified as a Senior Technical Safety Manager and is qualified under the DOE Quality Assurance Technical Qualification Standard.


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.