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Andrews Joins ORAU as Vice President of Business Operations and CFO

Aug. 15, 2007

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—J. Phil Andrews has been named vice president of Business Operations and chief financial officer for Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). Andrews will also serve as the deputy director for operations for the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).

In his new position, Andrews will oversee all financial, facility, communications, information systems, security and infrastructure support services.

“We are very excited to have Phil join the ORAU management team,” said ORAU President Ron Townsend. “He has the experience and expertise we’ve been looking for, and he will help lead us to an even higher level of operational excellence.”

Andrews’ duties will include providing executive level leadership for the operations of five departments. He will lead the development and implementation of policies and procedures in the areas of financial management, contract management, communications and public relations, information technology, facilities, transportation and security. In addition, he will serve as the ORAU staff liaison to the finance and audit committee of the ORAU Board of Directors and as treasurer of the ORAU Foundation Board. His duties will also include contributing to strategic planning for the corporation and directing the strategic planning initiatives of Business Operations.

Andrews worked at Boeing in Oak Ridge for 26 years and, most recently, served as Boeing commercial airline manager/government and community relations manager where he was responsible for business development, leading commercial airline programs, including 787 flight-deck structure design, integration and testing, and leading local, state and federal government and community relations’ activities. Andrews received both his bachelor’s degree in accounting and his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is a certified public accountant.

Andrews also sits on the Board of Directors for the State of Tennessee Chamber of Commerce, the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce and the East Tennessee Economic Council.

ORAU is a university consortium leveraging the scientific strength of 98 major research institutions to advance science and education by partnering with national laboratories, government agencies and private industry. ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for the U.S. Department of Energy.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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