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Allison Bennett Irion

Director, Supply Chain Research for NTNS and AET and Program Lead


Director of Supply Chain Research, Allison Bennett Irion is a member of the senior leadership teams for both the Advanced Energy Technologies (AET) and Nuclear Technologies and National Security (NTNS) Directorates. She works to enhance Argonne’s impacts, bringing together cross-disciplinary analytical and experimental capabilities to support resilient, equitable and competitive domestic supply chains.

Bennett Irion brings over 20 years of DOE complex experience as a systems engineer with expertise in supply chains and material security for DOE, DOD and DHS sponsors, including assignments in Washington, DC and London, UK, as well as a decade at Sandia National Laboratories. Allison serves as Argonne’s relationship manager for DOE’s Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chain (MESC) and DOE/NNSA’s Office of Global Material Security (GMS).

The Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM), selected Bennett Irion to serve on their Board of Directors for 2024-2027, representing the largest voice of record for the supply chain industry with over 100,000 members in over 100 countries. Currently, Bennett Irion is a DOE Oppenheimer Science and Energy Leadership Fellow, where she is exposed to the breadth, depth and diversity across the national laboratory complex. In 2021-2021, Bennett Irion was an Atlantic Council Veterans in Advanced Energy Fellow connecting national security and leading-edge clean energy technologies.

She serves as an officer in both the U.S. Navy Reserve and U.S. Merchant Marine. Bennett Irion is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).