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Kennedy Joins ORAU as Director of Business Development

May 19, 2008

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Jamey Kennedy has been hired as director of business development for Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). In her new role, Kennedy is responsible for directing ORAU’s response to strategically important business opportunities, building new capabilities in sales and targeted marketing, cost estimating and pricing, contract negotiations and management. She also designs and develops business systems for tracking business opportunities, customer relations management, capture management and proposal production.

"Jamey brings outstanding experience and ability in business development to ORAU," said Tony Lester, ORAU vice president of strategic development. "She will make a significant positive impact as we move forward. We are fortunate to have her on board."

Prior to joining ORAU, Kennedy spent more than 27 years in business development and technical writing services for the Oak Ridge division of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Throughout the course of her career at SAIC, Kennedy oversaw efforts to acquire multiple federal procurements and was responsible for all business development activities including capture strategy, corporate marketing material and presentations, as well as a variety of other communication efforts.

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kennedy holds a B.A. in English and psychology and has served as a technical writer and managing editor for the Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center Review, a quarterly journal documenting the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Coal Technology Program.

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).

Jamey Kennedy

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