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Celebrating Women Leaders at NETL - Melinda Kennedy

Melinda Kennedy

Program Analyst


With 35 years of extensive financial management and analysis experience in federal budgeting, accounting and banking in the private sector, Melinda Kennedy is a results-oriented professional.

Kennedy has an associate degree in business from Fairmont State University and a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University.

For the past 33 years, Kennedy has been supporting the DOE and NETL. She first began working at NETL as a contractor supporting the Lab’s Finance and Procurement divisions from 1991 until 2004. In 2004, Kennedy accepted a federal position and is currently a program analyst with NETL’s Energy Delivery and Security team.

In this position, Kennedy provides support to NETL’s teams in the areas of budget execution, budget formulation, cost estimating, resource management, program analysis and contractual activity.

Kennedy currently resides in Morgantown, West Virginia, with her husband. She has two children and four grandchildren.

Women’s History Month is a time for Kennedy to look back and thank women from all backgrounds who have demonstrated strength, courage and the ability to break through barriers to pave the way for other women.

“I have personally been very lucky in my career to work with many amazing women who have been great leaders and inspired, mentored, and encouraged me,” added Kennedy. “I hope that I can do the same for the next generation of women leaders.”

Melinda Kennedy

Melinda Kennedy

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