imagesWe’re back at Seawell’s on Monday, July 16th at 12:30 PM to kick off the 2015-2016 Rotary Year with President Mark.  Sharon Marra with the Savannah River National Laboratory will address the club.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about this high level research facility located here in SC with far reaching influence worldwide.  Guests are always welcomed and encouraged.  We’ll see you Monday at Rotary!

Please take a moment to learn more about our speaker:

Sharon Marra is the Acting Associate Laboratory Director of Environmental Stewardship for SRNL. In this role, she has overall leadership responsibility for the management, growth and development of the Environmental Stewardship Directorate, an $80+ million portfolio covering national and international programs. The Directorate maintains core competencies in chemical process development; radioactive waste characterization and treatment technology; materials development and analysis; modeling; remediation technologies and strategies; and, remote systems and robotics.

Ms. Marra has 25 years of experience in nuclear waste processing, as well as extensive experience
in the ceramics industry. She began her Savannah River Site career at the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF), where she was responsible for the development and management of the waste acceptance and waste qualification programs for DWPF canistered waste forms through startup of the facility. After a short break to lead the Environmental Compliance team at the SRS Tank Farms, Ms. Marra returned to DWPF as the Manager of the Process Chemistry Engineering Group.

Ms. Marra’s leadership background includes Immobilization Research Programs, Robotics and Remote Systems, and Environmental and Chemical Process Technology.

Ms. Marra is active in the American Ceramic Society serving on several committees as is a past chair of the Nuclear and Environmental Technology Division. She also serves as a member of the Program Advisory Committee for the Waste Management Symposia.