New Deputy Chief Financial Officer

We are pleased to announce that as of Oct. 24, Susan Simpkins will be joining us as the new Deputy Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Fermilab. We would also like to sincerely thank Doug Nordquist for his enormous contribution to Fermilab’s Office of CFO since he joined back in April 2021. His support and expertise have been instrumental in the accomplishment of so many things. We would like to wish him the best as he leaves us to enjoy retirement.

Simpkins will be joining us from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University where she has worked in several roles over the past eight years as Senior Operations Manager, Interim Manager of Business Systems and most recently as Director in Proposal Advancement. In addition, she brings 10 years’ experience as a procurement advisor/contracting officer with the Department of Defense through the United States Air Force at the Pentagon, Utah and Ohio.

Simpkins earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Master of Business Administration from University of Dayton. She also holds a number of certificates in contracts, program management, executive leadership development and public policy.

Simpkins is a demonstrated leader, and we are confident she will be an excellent addition to the Office of CFO. Please welcome her to Fermilab.