Harry Anderson Page Named President and CEO of ORAU
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2009
Page also to serve as Director of ORISE
Currently Vice President and Director of ORAU’s National Security and Emergency Management Program, Harry Anderson (Andy) Page has been named ORAU’s next President and CEO. Page will begin his new role in late June.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Harry Anderson (Andy) Page has been named President and CEO of Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). The appointment was announced today by Dr. Win Phillips, Chair of the ORAU Board of Directors and Vice President for Research at the University of Florida.
Founded in 1946, ORAU is a consortium of 100 colleges and universities and a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation with mission areas in science education and peer review, national security and emergency preparedness, environmental assessments, and worker and public health. As a federal contractor, ORAU’s primary contract is with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The corporation has an annual budget of more than $250 million and a staff of more than 750 employees. ORAU is headquartered in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, with satellite offices in Washington, D.C., Cincinnati, Ohio; Arvada, Colo.; Aberdeen, Md.; Stafford, Va. and Sacramento, Calif.
As the sixth president in ORAU’s history, Page will direct all programs, facilities, and personnel of the corporation; represent ORAU to the U.S. Department of Energy, other federal agencies, industry, foundations, and other organizations; lead and direct the organization’s pursuit of new initiatives and expansions; and direct the strategic planning processes of the organization. A major initiative will be to expand university/ORAU cooperative efforts. In addition, Page will serve as Director of ORISE.
Currently, Page serves as the Vice President and Director of ORAU’s National Security and Emergency Management Program, including primary support to the DOE/National Nuclear Security Administration Office of Emergency Response. In his current position, he is also responsible for overseeing counter-terrorism readiness programs for other government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the U.S. Department of State, as well as the Bureau of Reclamation’s National Critical Infrastructure Dam Program and the State of California’s Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program. Page is a certified member of the DOE Nuclear Incident Team and the Senior Energy Official Incident Management Team. He has a proven track record in reducing costs and process improvements and has spearheaded strategic business development activities for his program, with average annual growth of 39% over the past two years.
Prior to his professional career, Page served nearly 25 years with the military. He was a commanding officer in the Marine Corps Security Forces, served as deputy branch head of amphibious ships and programs at the Pentagon and was one of only eleven senior grade officers chosen to represent the Marines in attending the Senior Service School at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces—a prestigious National Defense University.
Page will assume his new position in late June. ORAU Board Chair Dr. Win Phillips said: “We are fortunate to have an individual of Mr. Page’s caliber to lead ORAU. He has served ORAU well in his ten years with the organization, and this experience will allow him to step right into the position and hit the ground running.”
Nearly 50 applicants were considered for this position in a national, six-month-long search headed by Dr. Brooks A. Keel, vice chancellor for research and economic development at Louisiana State University, and led by Parker Executive Search of Atlanta, Ga.
Employees were given the chance to hear from and ask questions of each of three final candidates, and one ORAU employee representative served on the search committee. The final candidates were invited to tour the Oak Ridge campus and meet with various levels of management, as well as participate in final interviews with the ORAU Board. Employees were then encouraged to provide feedback on the candidates to the search committee.
A native of Charlotte, N.C., Page earned his bachelor’s degree in history from The Citadel and earned three master’s degrees—one in management from Webster University, a second in education from Old Dominion University, and a third in national resource strategy from the National Defense University.
He will be joined in Oak Ridge by his wife, Cheryl, and their son C.J. after C.J. completes his senior year in high school at their present home in Dumfries, Va. Their daughter Meghan is married and also resides in Dumfries, where she is an administrative associate for a community management association in Alexandria, Va.
“I am excited about the opportunity to lead ORAU,” said Page. “I have been very fortunate to be an ORAU employee since 1999, and I look forward to a future at ORAU filled with opportunities for integrating its business programs, empowering its employees, and facilitating new initiatives with our government, strategic and university partners.”
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