News & Updates


John Longenecker Elected Chairman of Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation Board of Trustees

December 6, 2018

LAS VEGAS, Nev.— The Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation, which oversees the National Atomic Test Museum in Las Vegas, has elected Longenecker & Associates President John Longenecker as the new Chairman of its Board of Trustees.

John will succeed his long-time friend and mentor, Troy Wade, who chaired the board after a long and distinguished career at the Department of Energy that culminated in his appointment as Assistant Secretary for Defense Programs.

“The Foundation is an important steward of our nation’s defense legacy and their mission of preserving the history of the Nevada Test Site is one I’m proud to participate in,” Longenecker said. “Troy Wade’s shoes are, of course, unfillable but I look forward to continuing his vision of fostering public access to information about this pivotal part of our nation’s history.”Click here to Read More


Gen. Sandra Finan, Chris Gentile Join L&A Advisory Board

November 21, 2018

LAS VEGAS, Nev.— Longenecker & Associates, Inc. is expanding the National Nuclear Security Administration and U.S. Air Force expertise on its advisory board with the addition of Maj. Gen. Sandra Finan (USAF ret.) and former Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies President Chris Gentile, the company announced today.

The newest members of L&A’s advisory board will provide expert strategic perspective and participate in governance reviews of L&A’s expanding portfolio of NNSA work, which now includes Los Alamos National Laboratory as an integrated part of the Triad team managing the lab as of Nov. 1. L&A’s other key NNSA projects include Sandia National Laboratories, where L&A is an integrated small business subcontractor, the Nevada National Security Site, where L&A is an integrated part of the SOC-led protective forces team, and direct support to NNSA both in the field and at headquarters.

“As our work supporting the vital missions of NNSA expands, we are making it a priority to deepen our pool of resources to ensure the highest levels of performance on our projects,” L&A CEO Bonnie Longenecker said. “The addition of Sandy and Chris raises our game considerably and we are honored they have chosen to join our board.” Maj. Gen. Finan retired from the United States Air Force in June 2017 after completing over 34 years of service, including notable stints as Commander of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center and Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for Military Application and Acting Chief of Defense Nuclear Security at NNSA.Click here to Read More


Rael Joins L&A to Lead Los Alamos M&O Work

October 22, 2018

LAS VEGAS, Nev.— Longenecker & Associates, Inc. announced today that Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) veteran George Rael has joined the company as Project Manager for L&A’s Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) portfolio.

In his new role, Rael will oversee L&A’s work as part of the Triad National Security LLC team selected by the NNSA earlier this year to manage Los Alamos National Laboratory. Triad will formally take over management of LANL in November after transition is complete.

L&A is an integrated part of the Triad team, providing a range of technical mission enhancing functions, quality assurance support and integration, contractor assurance, regulatory support and integration, and capital project/project delivery support.

“L&A is honored to be part of the team selected to manage the Los Alamos National Laboratory and support its critical, nationally-significant missions,” L&A CEO Bonnie Longenecker said. “One of the best ways we can support the success of LANL is to deploy our best and brightest there. With George on board, we are doing just that, and I’m proud to have him lead this effort. His extensive knowledge and understanding of the laboratory, as well as his strong, established relationships with NNSA, LANL personnel and the surrounding community will guide L&A’s growth and support at LANL.”

With a federal career that spans more than three decades, George has deep experience at Los Alamos supporting both the national security and environmental missions at the site. Before retiring in 2014, George held a number of leadership positions at the NNSA Los Alamos Field Office, most recently serving as Assistant Manager for National Security Missions. Prior to that, George served as Assistant Manager for the Environmental Projects Office at the Los Alamos Field Office and Manager of the Environmental Programs Department at the NNSA Service Center in Albuquerque. He will work in close coordination with L&A’s existing Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract Project Managers and staff.

George holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from New Mexico State University and has excelled in numerous project management leadership positions.


Veres Joins L&A as Chief Financial Officer

October 15, 2018

LAS VEGAS, Nev.— Longenecker & Associates, Inc. announced today that James Veres has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Business Operations.

In his new role, Veres will oversee the day-to-day financial management of L&A, supporting the company’s growing portfolio of projects in mission assurance, project delivery and business operations across the Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration enterprise.

“As we grow, we know that our business management functions are an important part of success,” L&A CEO Bonnie Longenecker said. “We are proud to have James on board to lead these efforts and support our missions across the complex.”

James has more than 30 years of experience in leading financial, contract management, human capital and other business management functions for small businesses operating in the DOE market, most recently at BCS, where he has been the Chief Financial Officer since 2011. Prior to that, he was a partner at IBM following its acquisition of National Interest Security Company, where he was a senior vice president. James served as Chief Financial Officer for Technology and Management Services, Inc. (TMS) prior to its acquisition by National Interest Security Company in 2007.

James holds a Master’s Degree in Information Technology Management from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Management from the University of Steubenville.


L&A Engineering Intern Completes Summer Program

July 16, 2018

Ms. Caitlyn Gray, a sophomore Electrical Engineering student at South Carolina State University (SCSU), completed a summer internship supporting L&A activities at various sites. Her assignments focused on quality assurance and cost engineering at the Salt Waste Processing Facility at the Savannah River Site (SRS) along with Primavera P6 scheduling of project activities at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Caitlyn also represented L&A at a briefing by DOE of current challenges associated with running SRS. She met with and directly interfaced with a number of DOE and NNSA managers in order to better understand what their needs were at SRS.

 

 

 


Browdy Joins L&A as Group VP for Project Delivery

July 16, 2018

LAS VEGAS, Nev.— Longenecker & Associates, Inc. announced today that Teri Browdy, a senior executive with broad project experience across the Department of Energy enterprise, has joined the company as Group Vice President for Project Delivery.

In her new role, Browdy will oversee L&A’s Project Delivery business unit, which includes a growing portfolio of support to capital construction projects as well as earned value management, cost estimating and project scheduling support. Notably, Browdy will have a key role in supporting L&A’s project work at Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national laboratories as well as Oak Ridge and the Savannah River Site. Click here to Read More


Briggs Joins L&A to Lead Operation Support Work

May 15, 2018

LAS VEGAS, Nev.—Longenecker & Associates, Inc. announced today that Mike Briggs, a senior executive with broad experience in nuclear operations and nuclear safety across the Department of Energy complex and abroad, has joined the company as Senior Program Manager for Operational Support.

In his new role, Briggs will oversee L&A’s growing operational support portfolio, which includes expertise in conduct of operations, nuclear safety, radiation protection and training.Click here to Read More


L&A Completes Successful Transition of Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract

April 29, 2018

LAS VEGAS, Nev.—We are pleased to report that our N3B team on the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract yesterday declared transition complete and DOE has accepted that declaration.

Our team will officially begin operations on Monday. Congratulations to Christine Gelles, Katie Roberts and the rest of the L&A team who tirelessly supported transition over the last 97 days.

We are ready to bring the full capabilities of our board and team to support the success of this project as we enter the operational phase.  As always, our company values will be front and center for all members of our team.


Ferguson Joins L&A as Group VP for Mission Assurance

LAS VEGAS, Nev.—Longenecker & Associates, Inc. announced today that Craig Ferguson, a senior executive with broad experience across the Department of Energy’s national laboratories, the nuclear weapons complex and the U.S. Navy, has joined the company as Group Vice President for Mission Assurance.

In his new role, Ferguson will oversee L&A’s Mission Assurance business unit, which includes a broad portfolio of quality assurance, contractor assurance and safety management projects across the DOE complex. Notably, L&A’s Mission Assurance unit is set to grow significantly in 2018 with the addition of the Nevada National Security Site Protective Forces contract and the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup contract. Click here to Read More


L&A Part of New Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Team

January 23, 2018

LAS VEGAS, Nev.—Longenecker & Associates, Inc. is proud to be a part of the Newport News Nuclear BWXT-Los Alamos, LLC (N3B) team selected by the Department of Energy in December for the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract. L&A is a critical subcontractor on the N3B-Los Alamos LLC team, with a role supporting quality assurance, contractor assurance and other functions on this important project.

“The cleanup mission at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a high priority for the nation and we are pleased to be a part of the team that will perform this vital work,” Longenecker & Associates CEO Bonnie Longenecker said. “L&A is a recognized leader in integrating key functions like QA and contractor assurance to enable the mission. We will bring the full experience of our team and board to support a successful transition and mission success at LANL.”Click here to Read More


Former PNNL Director Michael Kluse Joins L&A Board

October 25, 2017

Longenecker & Associates, Inc. announced today that Michael Kluse has been named to the company’s Strategic Advisory Board.

Kluse is an independent consultant who most recently served as Director of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, operated by Battelle for the Department of Energy, and as a Senior Vice President of Battelle.

In announcing the selection, L&A President John Longenecker said, “Mike will be a tremendous asset to our board, bringing a wealth of knowledge about the Department of Energy’s national laboratories and the entire DOE science enterprise.”Click here to Read More


Former CH2M, SNC Lavalin Executive Bob Card Joins L&A Board

October 21, 2017

Longenecker & Associates, Inc. announced today that Robert Card has been named to the company’s Strategic Advisory Board.

Card is an independent consultant who most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of SNC Lavalin.

In announcing the selection, L&A President John Longenecker said, “Bob is one of the most brilliant strategic minds in our industry and I am honored that he has agreed to join our board. His experience both in industry and the Department of Energy will be invaluable as we grow.”Click here to Read More


Laurie Judd Promoted to Vice President

August 29, 2017

Longenecker & Associates, Inc. announced today that Dr. Laurie Judd has been promoted to Vice President, Corporate Programs.

Judd, who previously held the position of Director of Technology and International Programs, will continue his important work overseeing L&A’s support to technology and international collaborations, while expanding his role to include key project oversight and business support functions. Click here to Read More


L&A wins Nevada National Security Site Contract

May 31, 2017

Nevada National Security Site Security Contract Awarded;
SOC LLC Awarded Contract

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has selected SOC LLC for award of a contract for security protective force and system services at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) and the NNSA Nevada Field Office (NFO) operated facilities. The contract has an estimated value of $202.94 million over 5 years if all options are exercised.

SOC LLC will provide security related work at the NNSS and for NFO operated facilities in North Las Vegas and Nellis Air Force Base. This includes facility protection, patrol services, and protection of nuclear materials associated with the national stockpile stewardship experiments and criticality safety training conducted at the NNSS.

Award date of this contract is May 30, 2017, with transition completion on July 31, 2017. SOC LLC teamed with Protection Strategies Inc. (PSI), Longenecker and Associates, and MCH Corporation. Under this arrangement, PSI will provide performance testing and assessment and Human Reliability Program support. Longenecker and Associates will provide services in the area of contractor assurance and Environment, Safety and Health. MCH Corporation will provide IT services support.

NNSS Press Release


Christine Gelles Promoted to SVP for Operations

March 3, 2017

Longenecker & Associates, Inc. announced today that Christine Gelles has been promoted to Senior Vice President for Operations.

In the new role, Gelles will oversee L&A’s growing portfolio of projects, which includes direct work for the National Nuclear Security Administration and Department of Energy as well as work on key projects across the DOE complex. Click here to Read More


L&A Part of New Sandia Management Team

January 27, 2017

Longenecker & Associates, Inc. is proud to be a part of the National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia (NTESS) team that was selected by the National Nuclear Security Administration to manage Sandia National Laboratories.

NTESS includes Honeywell International Inc., Northrop Grumman Technical Services, Inc., Universities Research Association, Longenecker & Associates, and Sandia Technical Partners. Click here to Read More


Key New Mexico Regulator Joins L&A

January 20, 2017

Longenecker & Associates, Inc. announced today that Kathryn Roberts, who previously held a number of leadership positions at the New Mexico Environment Department and Los Alamos National Laboratory, has joined L&A as a project manager. Click here to Read More


L&A’s Schneider Promoted to Senior Vice President

December 30, 2016

Longenecker & Associates, Inc. announced today that Martin Schneider has been promoted to Senior Vice President. Click here to Read More


Former Univ. of Calif. Lab Exec Glenn Mara Joins L&A Board

October 27, 2016

Longenecker & Associates, Inc. announced today that former University of California executive Glenn Mara has been named to the company’s Strategic Advisory Board. Click here to Read More


John Lehew Joins L&A Board

August 10, 2016

Longenecker & Associates, Inc. announced today that former CH2M executive John Lehew has been named to the company’s Strategic Advisory Board. Click here to Read More


L&A Names Keller Staley as Corporate Risk Officer

August 1, 2016

L&A announced today that Keller Staley, Senior Vice President of the company, has been named Corporate Risk Officer.   Effective risk management is a key part of the L&A value proposition for its clients and a critical part of its corporate governance.Click here to Read More


Clay Ramsey Promoted to Vice President

July 1, 2016

Longenecker & Associates, Inc. announced today that Clay Ramsey has been promoted to serve as Vice President.Click here to Read More


Christine Gelles Joins L&A as Chief Strategy Officer

March 18, 2016

Longenecker & Associates, Inc. announced today that Christine Gelles has joined L&A as Corporate Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. Click here to Read More


L&A Awards Scholarships at WM 2016 Symposium

March 15, 2016

Longenecker & Associates, Inc. awarded scholarships to Rachel Pope, Jamie Weaver, Stephanie Thornber, Luke Boast, and Timothy Ault, on March 8, 2016 at the Waste Management 2016 Symposium in Phoenix, AZ. Click here to Read More


Dr. Donald Cook Joins L&A, Inc. Board

February 22, 2016

Longenecker & Associates, Inc. announced today that Dr. Donald Cook has been named to the company’s Strategic Advisory Board. Click here to Read More


Martin Schneider and Jay Rhoderick Promoted

February 12, 2016

Longenecker & Associates, Inc. announced today that Martin Schneider has been promoted to serve as Group Vice President for Environmental Management Programs.  Mr. Schneider previously served as a Vice President of the company. Also, Jay Rhoderick was promoted to the position of Vice President. Click here to Read More


Robert R. Lind Joins L&A, Inc. Board

February 5, 2016

Longenecker & Associates, Inc. announced today that Robert R. Lind has been named to the company’s Strategic Advisory Board.Click here to Read More


Contracts Expert Norman B. Sandlin Joins L&A, Inc. as Vice President

January 15, 2016

Longenecker & Associates, Inc. announced today that Norm Sandlin has joined L&A as a Vice President.Click here to Read More