SRNL Names Director of Strategic Development and Technical Partnerships
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AIKEN, S.C. (February 2, 2012) – Wendolyn Holland has joined Savannah River Nuclear Solutions as Director of Strategic Development and Technical Partnerships for Savannah River National Laboratory. In this position, her responsibilities include the development of strategic programs and partnerships with public and private sector entities and with academic institutions. She reports to the Office of the Laboratory Director.
"The partnerships that we forge with other institutions are important for maximizing SRNL's ability to apply its expertise to address the nation's crucial needs and to support regional economic development," says Dr. Terry Michalske, Director of SRNL. "We are fortunate to have enlisted someone of Ms. Holland's background to guide those engagements."
Ms. Holland comes to SRNL following a three-year assignment as a Senior Advisor for Commercialization in the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). In that position, she was responsible for identifying and implementing opportunities to accelerate the commercialization of efficiency and renewable energy technologies from DOE's National Laboratories into the marketplace. She led the Technology Commercialization Fund, Entrepreneur in Residence program, Innovation Ecosystems, and the Innovation Portal for EERE, and has served as that program office's representative in DOE-wide efforts on matters involving Technology Transfer policy, exports, and asset revitalization.
Prior to joining DOE, she worked for several private sector firms that conducted business in sustainable water exploration, telecommunications, security and crisis management. She responded to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks by joining Global Options, a Washington, D.C. security, investigations, and counter-terrorism start-up, later serving as Vice President. For both public- and private-sector clients, Holland managed executive protection, counter-terrorism research, and crisis resolution projects.
She obtained her B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. She is the author of Sun Valley: An Extraordinary History.
SRNL is DOE's applied research and development national laboratory located at the Savannah River Site. SRNL puts science to work to support DOE and the nation in the areas of environmental stewardship, national security, and clean energy. The management and operating contractor for SRS and SRNL is Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC.
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