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Sharon L. Marra

Deputy Director, Operations
Savannah River National Laboratory
Education: Alfred University, Ceramic Engineering


Sharon serves as the Deputy Director, Operations at Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL). In this role, she is responsible for executive leadership and daily management of the 1,000 employee, $350M multi-program National Laboratory. She leads SRNL in driving down safety and operational events and assuring the Laboratory’s role as one of the safest national laboratories in the DOE complex, and assuring cost effectiveness while conducting its critical missions in support of its customers and the nation.


She has more than 30 years of experience at Savannah River Site. Prior to her role as Deputy Director, she held various Director and Management-level roles in technical leadership in chemical and environmental processing and compliance. In these roles she oversaw the development and deployment of critical technologies to advance the Environmental Management and other DOE missions. She is a member and former Chair of the National Laboratory Chief Operations Officers (NLCOO) comprised of Deputies/COOs of each of the 17 National Laboratories that advises the National Laboratory Directors Council (NLDC). She serves on the Ames National Laboratory Operations Review Committee, advising on operational performance plans and recommending best practices.

Recent Noteworthy

Sharon serves on University of South Carolina at Aiken’s Engineering Advisory Board, advising on the University’s new engineering program curriculum. She is actively involved in Aiken community outreach projects on behalf of SRNL, such as Science Bowls, High School Teach-Ins, and Citizens for Nuclear Technology education programs.