Edgewater’s Leadership Team

Michael Kirkpatrick

President and Chief Financial Officer

Michael Kirkpatrick is President and CFO of Edgewater Technical Associates, LLC.  In this role he provides leadership and support for Edgewater’s Management Team and ensures a strong infrastructure is maintained to serve both our customers and our professional staff.

Michael is a former Detachment Commander in the U.S. Army, with more than 30 years of experience in the commercial nuclear power industry, including support of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO), and the U.S. Department of Energy’s nuclear complex.  Co-founding Edgewater in 2003, his specialties include government contracting, personnel management, operational readiness, the systematic approach to training, and qualification of nuclear facility personnel.

Glenn Cox

Vice President, Chief Executive Officer, and Facility Security Officer

Glenn Cox is co-founder, Vice President, CEO, and FSO of Edgewater Technical Associates, LLC.  In this role he is responsible for developing the Company’s vision, culture, and infrastructure, and ensuring successful execution of its business strategies while instilling a culture of high standards for quality and excellence among the Employee/Management Team.

Glenn has nearly 40 years of experience in the DOE and NRC industries.  During the 1980s he served as an NRC-Licensed Reactor Operator at the Catawba Nuclear Station. Transitioning to DOE in the 1990s, and co-founding Edgewater in 2003, his specialties include government contracting, project management, safety basis, nuclear operations, ISMS, conduct of operations, and regulatory compliance.

James Smith

Chief Operating Officer

James Smith is COO of Edgewater Technical Associates, LLC.  In this role he provides leadership to shape the strategy and culture of a successful, rapidly expanding professional and technical services company supporting the DOE and NRC complex.

James has nearly 40 years of experience in reactors, spent fuel, and high-level waste operations, with extensive project leadership experience in Integrated Safety Management and Plant Operations of Nuclear and High Hazard Facilities.  His specialties include the leadership, administration, and management of large government contracts, engineering, construction, startup, and operations of high-hazard, complex, nuclear and chemical facilities.  Prior to joining Edgewater’s senior management team in 2013, James served as Vice President of the URS GMOS office, having served the legacy group of URS companies for over 35 years.

Charles H. (Chuck) Moseley, Jr., P.E.

Quality Assurance Manager

Chuck Moseley is Edgewater’s Quality Assurance Manager. In this role he provides leadership, management, and technical support for Edgewater’s Corporate Quality Assurance Program and Project-Specific Quality Assurance Plan development, implementation, and assessment. In this role he reports directly to the Edgewater’s Chief Operating Officer and has no responsibility for cost, budget, or schedule of Company activities. His specialties include the development and review of safety programs, most notably of programmatic quality assurance, operational quality assurance, and quality control. He is a nationally recognized expert in nuclear standards and received the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Standards Lifetime Achievement Award. Chuck achieved a B.S. in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, an M.S. in Nuclear/Civil Engineering from Princeton University, an Executive MBA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a Theological Masters Certificate from Southeastern Baptist Seminary.

Mr. Moseley’s 50 years of technical and management experience in the nuclear industry has included extensive support in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)-regulated commercial power industry. From 1997 through 2007 he served as the Quality Assurance Director, Quality Programs/Nuclear Safety Manager for the Oak Ridge Y12 Plant. He has provided DOE Headquarters assistance in developing QA Orders and Guidance documents, as well as NNSA programmatic initiatives for implementation across the weapons complex. Chuck has been a member of the ASME NQA Main committee for 23 years and past National Chairman of the ANS Standards Board, current member National Nuclear Facilities Standards Committee. He is a current member and Past National Chairman (18 years) of the ANS/ANSI 18.7/ANS 3.2 Administrative and QA Requirements for Nuclear Power Plants, Member and past National Vice Chairman for ANS 21 Reactor Standards, and past ANS National ASME Co-Chair of Nuclear Risk Management Coordinating Committee. He is also the National Vice Chair for the American Society of Quality (ASQ) Standards Committee (1998 to present), and National Chair of the Energy and Environmental Division Standards.

Charlie McVay

Director of Oak Ridge, International, and Northwestern U.S.

Charlie McVay is Edgewater’s Director of Oak Ridge, International, and Northwestern U.S..  In this role he provides leadership, management, and technical support to Edgewater projects in the Eastern and Northwest regions of the U.S. as well Canada, international, and Company-wide special projects and initiatives.  His responsibilities include working with all customers to identify needs, recruitment and placement of key talent, and overall Company management.

Charlie has over 30 years of experience in project management, waste management, TRU waste, D&D, fuel treatment and shipping, waste operations, safety basis, and the design and construction of waste treatment and disposal facilities. Prior to joining Edgewater, he managed major Nuclear and Environmental projects at Dounreay Nuclear Sites, Washington River Protection, Oak Ridge, and West Valley.

Dr. David Moody

Principal Consultant

Dr. David C. Moody has been a principal consultant for Edgewater Technical Associates, LLC. since January 2016. In this role he provides strategic, management, and technical support to the Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractors, as well as support for the commercial nuclear industry.

Dr. Moody has extensive senior management experience, serving as DOE Manager for both the Savannah River Site and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. He also served as technical staff member and manager at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 30 years.

Mike Jochmann

Director of Business and Financial Services

Mike Jochmann is Edgewater’s Director of Business and Financial Services.  In this role he manages a broad range of financial, accounting, and commercial responsibilities including contracts, financial analysis, reporting, and strategic planning, while directing the Company’s accounting and operational functions.

Mike has over 30 years of experience, in the power and environmental sectors for large Fortune 500 companies.  His specialties include finance and accounting, government contracting, government Cost Accounting Standards, and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). He is a native Pittsburgh, and graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.

Benita Rzad

Director of Accounting Operations

As Director of Accounting Operations for Edgewater, Benita oversees the Company’s accounting operations including accounts receivable, accounts payable, and cash management. She is responsible for implementing and maintaining a system of internal controls that ensure company assets are safeguarded, and that financial reporting is prepared in compliance with financial policies, governmental accounting standards, and US GAAP.

Benita has over 30 years of experience in the accounting industry. Her specialties include accounting management, financial analysis, and regulatory compliance. Benita has provided accounting and management services to Edgewater since 2004. She is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Georgia and holds a Master of Managerial Accounting from Brenau University.

Dennis Key

Director of Human Resources

Dennis Key is Edgewater’s Director of Human Resources.  In this role he is responsible for the Company’s Human Resource operations including hiring and maintaining a diversified pool of employees to meet the needs of our customers.  He also ensures the Company meets all human resource regulatory requirements, as well as company, and customer specific requirements, and works closely with the management team to ensure we hire and retain quality employees.

Dennis has over 30 years of experience in the nuclear weapons complex.  His specialties include program management, human resources, the Fair Labor Standards Act, maintenance, maintenance training, and work control.  Prior to joining Edgewater, he served as the Site Staffing Manager, and Corporate Human Resource Manager for the Savannah River, and the Manager Human Resource/Business Partners for the Sellafield Site in the United Kingdom.

Melissa Edmondson

Accounting Manager

Melissa (Missy) Edmondson is Edgewater’s Accounting Manager. In this role she is responsible for collecting, analyzing, verifying, and reporting financial and accounting information for the Director of Business and Financial Services, as well as invoicing, receivables, payroll, timekeeping, and employee HSA account management.

Missy has over 18 years of experience managing large, multi-level company accounting and financial functions. Her specialties include accounting and finance, financial audit reporting, payroll, and office management. She is a native of Tennessee, and graduate of Nashville State Community College.

Kelly Canady

Director of Recruiting and Business Development

Kelly Canady is Edgewater’s Director of Recruiting and Business Development.  In this role she is responsible for all recruiting, talent acquisition, customer interface, and senior staff advisor business development and contract management.

Kelly has over 30 years of experience in staffing recruitment and business development within the DOE complex.  Her specialties include business development, strategic planning, recruiting, personnel management, employee benefits, and contract negotiation. She has been responsible for the personnel management, recruiting, and oversight of large staff augmentation contracts including a preferred vendor Master Services Agreements providing staff augmentation services for more than 13 years with over 700 placements. She also developed and managed major Tier-1 contracts and successfully directed the hiring and contract negotiation of more than 250 ARRA stimulus personnel in a five-month period at the Savannah River Site.

Steve Threet

Director of Southeastern U.S. and Special Projects

Steve Threet is Edgewater’s Director of Southeastern U.S. and Special Projects. In this role he provides leadership, management, and technical support to the Edgewater projects in the southwestern region of the United States, and other key Edgewater special projects and initiatives.  His specialties include program management, nuclear and waste operations, facility startup, safety basis implementation, assessments, conduct of operations, and integrated safety management.

Steve has over 30 years of experience within the U.S. Navy, Department of Energy, and aerospace industry.  He has served in key management positions on projects related to the aerospace industry, nuclear deterrent and detection, and the nuclear weapons complex.  He has managed numerous nuclear operations and technical support projects and assisted in the formation of two commercial companies.  Since joining Edgewater in 2014 he has developed and managed multiple new regional cost centers for the Company.

Jim Gibson

Deputy Director of Southeastern U.S. and Special Projects

Mr. Gibson is Edgewater’s Deputy Director for the Eastern US and Special Projects.  In this role he provides leadership, management, and technical support for Edgewater’s Eastern U.S. region, and special projects including staff augmentation contracts at Savannah River Remediation (SRR), Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS), and the Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU) D&D project in Niskayuna, NY.

Jim has over 35 years of experience managing, coordinating, and facilitating operations and their supporting functions.  He possesses a diverse background in operations, nuclear power, hazardous waste, and other high-risk operational environments.  A former licensed Reactor Operator at Plant E.I. Hatch Nuclear Facility (BWR), he is also a Certified Lead Auditor and Qualified Causal Analyst, he has supported DOE’s Savanah River Site since 1989.

Steve McNitt

Project Manager, Canada, and Program Manager ES&H

Steve McNitt is Edgewater’s Project Manager for Canadian operations, and, Edgewater’s Environment Safety and Health Program Manager. In this role he provides leadership, management, and technical support to Edgewater’s Canadian projects and leads the Company’s Environmental Safety and Health Program.  His specialties include program management, ES&H, radiological safety, nuclear and waste operations, D&D, safety basis implementation, assessments, conduct of operations, and integrated safety management.

Steve has over 30 years of combined experience in the U.S. Department of Energy nuclear complex, the U.K. nuclear industry, the U.S. commercial nuclear industry, and the U.S. Nuclear Navy.  His effective leadership focuses personnel on teamwork, and the practical, real-world application of integrated safety management, integrated work control, and conduct of operations principles.  Prior to re-joining Edgewater, he served for ten years in the U.K. as the Manager of Environmental Health, Safety, Security, and Quality (EHSSQ) at two Magnox reactor sites, where this leadership resulted in Magnox program awards for excellence and multiple fleet-wide accepted innovations in the company’s EHSSQ programs.

Glenn Siry

Program Manager for Environmental Services

Glenn Siry is Edgewater’s Program Manager for Environmental Services.  In this role he provides leadership, management, and technical support for Edgewater environmental remediation projects. His specialties include design engineering, program management, waste management, waste characterization, waste transportation, waste certification assessments, environmental restoration, environmental compliance assessments, and maintenance planning.

Glenn has over 35 years of commercial nuclear power and DOE complex experience.  Since joining Edgewater in 2010 Glenn has been extensively involved in the development of Environmental Services across the DOE complex.

Joseph Jones

Program Manager, Nuclear Safety & Criticality

Joe Jones is Edgewater’s Nuclear Safety & Criticality Safety Program Manager.  In this role he is responsible for leadership, management, and technical support for Edgewater nuclear safety projects across the complex.  His specialties include program management, engineering, nuclear operations, design, development, and implementation of DOE and NRC safety basis programs, criticality safety, USQD, and all safety basis licensing and regulatory requirements of CFR, DOE, and NUREGs.

With a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and over 25 years of experience in safety basis and engineering support in the DOE and NRC environment, Joe has served as Safety Basis Manager, Nuclear Safety & Licensing Engineer, Senior Test Director, Design Authority, Cognizant Engineer, Unreviewed Safety Question Evaluator; and as primary Project, Operations, Process, Systems, and Equipment Engineer.  Mr. Jones joined Edgewater in 2006.

Donald George

Director of Southwestern U.S.

Donald (Don) George is Edgewater’s Director for the Southwest U.S. region. In this role he provides leadership, management, and technical support to Edgewater projects in the Southwest, including LANL, WIPP, NTS, and LLN. His diverse background includes expertise in program and project management, regulatory oversight, permit application and renewal activities, federal (EPA) and state (NMED) environmental compliance, and radioactive and mixed waste operations and management.

Don has over 30 years of experience supporting federal, state, and local governmental agencies, and the private sector. He served as senior Department of Energy representative at both the WIPP and Los Alamos field offices, and most recently as Vice President of Stoller Newport News Nuclear (SN3). He was part of the original Stoller Corporation ownership team that grew Stoller from a small to a large technical support company. Don holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology from New Mexico State University.

Bruce A. Earls

Contracts Manager; Southwest Region

Bruce Earls is Edgewater’s Contract Manager for the Southwest U.S. In this role he manages a broad range of regional contract activities including day-to-day operations at our Los Alamos office and support for Carlsbad contractual activities. He is also heavily involved in Edgewater’s Community Outreach programs and our financial support and interactions with numerous local charities.

Bruce has over 25 years of experience in the U.S. Nuclear Navy, the commercial nuclear industry, and the DOE weapons and environmental complex. His specialties include nuclear facility operations, conduct of operations, training and qualification program management, criticality safety training, and contract administration. In the Navy he served on a nuclear submarine and as a prototype instructor. After leaving the Navy, he served as a General Atomics research reactor operator, and then in various technical capacities at multiple commercial nuclear facilities. Before joining Edgewater in 2005, Bruce provided training-related services to an international software company.

John Hamrick

Project Manager, LANL Nuclear Operations Consulting

John Hamrick is Edgewater’s Project Manager for LANL Nuclear Operations Consulting. In this role he provides leadership, management, and technical support to Edgewater projects involving nuclear and high-hazard operations.  John is a core manager with Edgewater, and has been with the Company since its founding in 2003.

With a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and an NRC Reactor Operator’s License, John has over thirty years of nuclear operations experience in the commercial and DOE nuclear industry, including support for Duke Energy, the Savannah River Site, Rocky Flats, and the Los Alamos National Lab.  His specialties include extensive knowledge of nuclear operations, Documented Safety Analysis development and implementation; Safety Management Program development and implementation, conduct of operations, quality assurance, engineering, and training, as well as nuclear facility assessment preparation and performance; and project management.

Richard Maestas

Project Manager, LANL Maintenance Planning

Richard Maestas is Edgewater’s LANL Project Manager for Maintenance Planning services.  In this role he provides leadership, management, and technical support to Edgewater’s Work Planning Organization within the Los Alamos National Laboratory.  This group provides planning services and work control for maintenance and construction activities across the entire site.

Richard has over 35 years of combined experience in Occupational Safety and Health Standards (Construction Industry), Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC), Quality Engineering, and Quality Improvement Management Systems.  His specialties include project management, QA, work control and authorization, and the development of planning documents including integrated work packages for DOE nuclear and high-hazard facilities.

Kelly Cook

Project Manager for LANL Nuclear Field Operations

In this role he provides leadership, management, technical support and compliance oversight for LANL’s Readiness and Technical Services group. His specialties include program management, nuclear/facility operations, LL and TRU waste operations, D&D, assessments, conduct of operations, operational readiness, and training development.

Kelly has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management with an Emphasis in Organizational Management as well as a Master’s in Business Administration. He has over 22 years of experience supporting DOE facilities including Rocky Flats, Portsmouth, Oak Ridge, Paducah, and LANL. Since joining Edgewater he has been involved with the oversight and start-up of Nitrate Salt Processing and TRU Waste Shipping programs as well as supporting numerous facility assessments and Operational Readiness Reviews for Hazardous and Low-level shipping programs.

Windy Earls

Office Director, Los Alamos, and Assistant FSO

Windy Earls is Edgewater’s Los Alamos Office Director, and the Company’s Assistant Facility Security Officer. In these roles she manages office operations and provides leadership, management, and technical support for Edgewater personnel as well as customer interface in the Los Alamos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque areas. She also ensures compliance with Company-wide personnel security requirements.

Windy has over 20 years of experience in the administrative, project management, and DOE contracting fields. Since joining the Edgewater management team in 2011 she has utilized her skills in business and contract administration, personnel and project management, and human resources to support Edgewater employees and customers across the Southwestern U.S. including the establishment of Edgewater’s latest office location in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Ashlynn Love

Los Alamos Office Administrator

Ashlynn is the Administrative Assistant for Edgewater’s Los Alamos office’s. In this role she aids in providing management and guidance to the Los Alamos Edgewater personnel, as well as providing direct interface for all current and potential personnel. She’s responsible for many day-to-day administrative responsibilities at Edgewater’s Los Alamos office.

Ashlynn has over five years of customer service and management experience, as well as two years of accounting and administrative experience. She is skilled at numerous forms of resource management, including employee utilization, small business efficiency optimization, and time management. She is currently pursuing a BS degree in mathematics with an emphasis in statistics.

Tracy Hanson

Oak Ridge Office Manager and Senior Recruiter

Tracy Hanson is Edgewater’s Oak Ridge Office Manager and Senior Recruiter.  In these roles she manages Oak Ridge Office operations and supports Edgewater’s employees and customers in the Oak Ridge area, and, provides full life-cycle talent acquisition for all Edgewater activities.  She has placed over 350 professionals at Department of Energy sites in Oak Ridge, Los Alamos, and other sites across the DOE/NRC complex.

Tracy has over 25 years of experience in recruiting, office management, contract management, human resources, and systems operation/administration.  She has worked at DOE and DOD sites in Tennessee and Virginia and apples her extensive knowledge of policy and procedure best-practices to support Edgewater employees and customers.

Amanda Cameron

Aiken Office Manager and Senior Recruiter

Amanda Cameron is Edgewater’s Office Manager for our Aiken, SC office, and a Senior Technical Recruiter.  In these roles she is responsible for managing our Aiken office and supporting Company-wide recruitment efforts.

Amanda has over 19 years of experience in human resource management and technical recruiting, primarily within the DOE complex, and a proven track record of performance in human resource management and recruiting.

Angelle Clair

Carlsbad Site Manager

Angelle Clair is Edgewater’s Carlsbad Site Manager and Office Manager. In this role she provides leadership, management, and technical support for Edgewater personnel working at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Site and provides customer interface with WIPP and NWP management.

Angelle has over twenty years of experience in human resources and business management which has included a variety of responsibilities such as recruiting, payroll and benefits administration. Angelle has demonstrated strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize the ever-changing workload.