Battelle Savannah River Alliance’s corporate governance brings the leadership and organizational structure necessary to implement laboratory growth and sustainable performance excellence. BSRA’s Board of Directors is comprised of professionals who have distinguished themselves in science, industry, academia, finance and government service.


Mark Peters, Chair
Vice President of Laboratory Operations
Battelle Memorial Institute

Chaouki Abdallah, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President for Research
Georgia Institute of Technology

John Gearhart
Chief Operating Officer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Louis Whitesides, Ph.D.
Vice President for Public Service and Agriculture
South Carolina State University

Scott Branham
Chief Financial Officer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Tanju Karanfil, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research
Clemson University

Aimee Kennedy, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Battelle Memorial Institute

Karen Burg, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President
University of Georgia Research Foundation

Mike Matthews
Associate Vice President for Research and National Laboratory Relations
University of South Carolina

Jud Virden, Ph.D.
Associate Laboratory Director for the Energy and Environment Directorate
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory