Source: ETEC | Release | December 11, 2015
Ann Weaver, director of facilities management at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) received Postma Young Professional Medal today at the East Tennessee Economic Council’s annual year end celebration.
The Postma Young Professional Medal was created by the East Tennessee Economic Council (ETEC) to honor the accomplishments of young professionals who have made an impact and fostered a community culture in the region. Former Oak Ridge National Laboratory director Herman Postma epitomized this spirit during his life; and his wife, Pat continues the tradition of service today through her involvement in the Oak Ridge community. Pat Postma made the award presentation at the Council’s annual meeting today at the DoubleTree Hotel.
Ms. Weaver began her career at ORNL in 2004, working on the labs’ East Campus. She is currently responsible for the safe and efficient management of 5 million square feet of laboratory and office space. She manages a staff of over 300.
Under Ms. Weaver’s leadership, the lab continues to make strides to upgrade building to meet federal High Performance Sustainable Building standards. To date, 19 buildings have been upgraded to reach this standard, and two earned LEED-Gold Existing Building standards for the US Green Building Council. Building 3156 at ORNL became the lab’s first net-zero energy building.
Ms. Weaver’s talents, which have garnered numerous awards, took a temporary assignment to Brookhaven National Lab as an advisor to the facilities director in 2007.
The Postma Medal, however, is about more than outstanding work.
“Ann is one of UT-Battelle’s most energetic, compassionate and inspirational individuals,” says Jimmy Stone, who nominated Ms. Weaver for the award.
She has led home builds with Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachia and Habitat for Humanity, recruiting volunteers and generating excitement around community projects. Her approach to teamwork helped her win the 2013 Horizon Award from the Tennessee Labor Management Association. Active with the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Clinch Valley, Ann runs in charity road races, assists at golf tournaments, and generally brings her conviction to all sorts of Oak Ridge causes.
Ann Weaver is married to Aaron Weaver and mother of a two year old. She holds bachelor and master’s degrees in engineering from the University of Tennessee.
The East Tennessee Economic Council is a non-profit membership organization that focuses on bringing people together to create new opportunities for federal research, national security and environmental programs, and to support technology transfer and economic development programs.