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Jeffrey C. Purnell

Jeffrey C. Purnell

Chief Financial Officer


Jeffrey C. Purnell was appointed Argonne’s Chief Financial Officer in 2014. In this role, he is responsible for all fiduciary, financial, and procurement-related requirements of the laboratory.

Jeffrey is a highly accomplished executive with more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of finance, operations, performance measurement, and business controls. He is a proven leader with contributions leading to improved financial performance, increased productivity, and enhanced internal controls.

Prior to working at Argonne he was at West Inland Energy in Fort Worth, Texas, where he served as vice president and chief financial officer. Jeffrey has also served as director of finance for the Systems Field Support Division of L-3 Communications in Madison, Mississippi, and vice president and chief financial officer of Computer Sciences Corporation in Fort Worth, Texas. His career has also included positions with BAE Systems, Raytheon Systems, Rolm Systems, Inc., and Tracor Systems, Inc.

Through these corporate assignments, Jeffrey gained experience with NASA and the US Departments of Energy and Defense. His most recent DOE experience was providing leadership and overseeing the operation of Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility as a member of the Jefferson Science Associates Board of Directors and chair of its Finance and Audit Committee. Jefferson Science Associates is the management and operating contractor for Jefferson Laboratory.