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NETL Welcomes New Chief Operating Officer
Headshot photograph of Heather Quedenfeld

Heather Quedenfeld has been named chief operating officer of NETL.

During her 32 years of federal service, Quedenfeld has worked in all technology program-related areas, resulting in diverse experience at the NETL. She has held numerous senior level positions, including acting chief operating officer, deputy director for the Technology Development Center, associate director for Carbon Management research, acting chief of staff for the Laboratory director, and acting lead for the Office of Science and Technology Career Management. 

Quedenfeld holds a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Penn State University, and a master’s in industrial engineering from West Virginia University. 

As chief operating officer, Quedenfeld will provide strategic direction, leadership and management of NETL’s operations, support functions and services.

NETL is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory that drives innovation and delivers technological solutions for an environmentally sustainable and prosperous energy future. By leveraging its world-class talent and research facilities, NETL is ensuring affordable, abundant and reliable energy that drives a robust economy and national security, while developing technologies to manage carbon across the full life cycle, enabling environmental sustainability for all Americans