Lester promoted to director of ORAU's Project Management Office
New director brings specialized IT project management experience to the position
OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—ORAU has named Angie Lester as director of its Project Management Office. In this position, Lester will establish and manage the strategic direction of the office, provide expertise in the project management discipline and oversee implementation of project management methodologies across ORAU.
Lester has more than 13 years of management experience at ORAU, with more than eight of those years spent managing specialized technology projects. In her previous position as the technology project manager, Lester maintained and coordinated several of ORAU’s technology portfolios including long-term and complex projects such as the creation of an alternating processing site, which ensures that ORAU has a backup computing center for mission critical work in the event of a disaster.
Lester holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational management, is a certified professional project manager and is a member of the local and national chapters of the Project Management Institute.
“Angie’s background in managing complex projects will be a great asset and knowledge source for ORAU’s project management professionals,” said ORAU President and CEO Andy Page. “ORAU has established a strong project management office, and I am confident in Angie’s ability to continue its advancement.”
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).