Reichert to head CNS

Sandra ClarkBiz Notes

Michelle Reichert becomes president and CEO of Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC effective Aug. 14. She replaces Morgan Smith, who is retiring after six years at CNS and a 42-year career in national security. Reichert will head both the National Nuclear Security Administration production plants under CNS’s contract: the Pantex Plant in Amarillo and the Y-12 complex in Oak Ridge. Reichert began her career at Y-12 in 1988 and spent 22 years in Oak Ridge. She then held multiple leadership roles at Pantex, and for the last four years she has been CNS’s deputy enterprise manager and chief operating officer.


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