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Lynn McKnight

Manager for Procurement & Property Management

As Manager for Procurement & Property Management, Lynn McKnight oversees more than 35 employees and a $190 million annual procurement and subcontract spend. He is responsible for managing all purchasing, contracts, competitive bidding for products and services, program compliance, and all other matters related to procurement, including the Lab’s small business program. He oversees property management activities, which include tracking the more than 17,000 assets in the Lab’s inventory.

Previously, McKnight was head of Procurement at Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, or “Jefferson Lab,” a DOE Office of Science laboratory in Newport News, Virginia. There he was responsible for sourcing, procurement, and managing Jefferson Lab’s prime contract.

McKnight is a supply chain expert, and has held leadership roles in defense and commercial enterprises in his more than 30-year career. He was previously director of supply chain management at Ideal Innovations, Inc., head of corporate compliance and training at SAIC (which provides services and information technology support to government), and senior manager for procurement and supply management at construction and engineering firm Kellogg Brown & Root.

As a civilian contractor in support of U.S. and coalition military forces, McKnight led supply chain and property management teams in Iraq from 2003 to 2007. He assisted military and civilian agencies and organizations in setting up supply lines in the southern regions of the country, building camps and small bases with support services. He also led the building and repair of two strategic airports with 12,000- and 14,000-foot runways and air traffic control towers, as well as the Haditha Dam repair project.

McKnight received his bachelor’s degree in business management from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, a certificate in leadership from the University of Chicago—Booth School of Business, and is certified in Lean Six Sigma.