Corporate Leadership


Bonnie Longenecker
CEO

Bonnie L. Longenecker is the Chief Executive Officer of Longenecker & Associates, Inc. and has more than 35 years’ experience in the energy industry.

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John Longenecker
President

John R. Longenecker, the President of Longenecker & Associates, Inc. (L&A), has more than 35 years’ experience in energy and national defense in the areas of mission assurance, project delivery, and independent assessment in various programs including nuclear weapons and non-proliferation, environmental remediation, nuclear reactor development and operations, uranium enrichment, waste management, and advanced technology development and deployment. Unique strengths and experience include improving operational effectiveness via implementing performance assurance programs tailored to each mission and strengthening ISMS and safety culture in project organizations.

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R. Keller Staley
Senior Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Risk

Keller has over 30 years of experience managing complex, multi-million dollar technical, planning, analysis and management support contracts for a wide range of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) offices including: the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), the Office of Fossil Energy (FE), the Office of Environmental Management (EM); the Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), the Office of Science, the Climate Change Technology Program (CCTP); the Office of River Protection (ORP), the NNSA Office of Materials Management and Minimization (NA-23), the NNSA Office of Acquisition and Project Management NA APM; the NNSA Office of Secure Transportation (OST); the Office of the Under Secretary of Energy; the Savannah River Office (SR) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).

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Martin Schneider
Senior Vice President

Martin Schneider is a skilled communicator, manager, and analyst with nearly 15 years of experience in the nuclear security arena, specializing in the Department of Energy cleanup program, the U.S. nuclear weapons complex, and nuclear energy policy.

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Christine Gelles
Senior Vice President, Operations

Christine Gelles has nearly 25 years experience in the US Department of Energy. Her core skills include: strategic program planning, policy development and problem solving, project planning, management, budget formulation, execution and review; program management and assessment; comprehensive understanding of environmental laws, regulations and policies, as well as federal budgetary and accounting policy; and extensive knowledge and understanding of the Department of Energy’s waste management and nuclear materials management programs.

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Michael Briggs
Group Vice President for High Hazards Operations

Michael Briggs has more than 30 years’ successful experience in the fields of Operations, Health, Safety and Radiation Protection Leadership and support with recognized strengths in Training, Safety Culture and Cultural Change developing training programs, facilitating improvement processes, and problem-solving at Union and Managerial levels.

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Brian Bielecki
Group Vice President for Mission Assurance

Highly experienced leader of engineering, quality and regulatory programs and operations, with demonstrated success developing high performing organizations to deliver multi-site programs and projects, conduct complex applied research, apply and assess comprehensive regulatory programs, provide life-cycle management of nuclear facilities, and execute 24/7 operations for nuclear energy, national security, defense, and environment missions.

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Laurie Judd, Ph.D.
Vice President of Operations Support

Laurie Judd is an Internationally experienced, industry-recognized Senior Executive with more than 25 years proven record in: management and technical consulting for government; international technology transfer and collaboration between Government Agencies; sales management, business development and program management in technical services and products to both Federal Government and their contractors; “making market” through advanced positioning of technical concepts and solutions; congressional liaison/government affairs; and the commercialization and implementation of innovative, ‘first-of-a-kind’ technologies.

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James Veres
Chief Financial Officer

James Veres has more than 30 years of Federal contracting experience in leading corporate operations and supporting government clients and currently leads Longenecker & Associates accounting, human resources, and contracts administration activities.

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Kathryn Roberts
Director of Regulatory Assurance

Ms. Roberts is a recognized regulatory and public outreach expert with more than 19 years of environmental leadership, innovative management, compliance and technical expertise related to regulatory matters (e.g., RCRA, CERCLA, NEPA) as well as management and regulation of contaminated soil, surface/groundwater and facilities.  In addition to serving as a cabinet-appointed regulatory division director managing an approximately 200 employee organization, her experience includes 17 years managing, coordinating and communicating between State and Federal agencies (e.g., EPA, DOE), Congressional delegation, State legislators, Indian Pueblos, local municipal governments and a wide range of other stakeholders, including activist groups and non-profit organizations. 

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