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Jackson earns Total Cost Management Award of Excellence

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 30, 1995 — Ellis J. Jackson, a program manager in the state oversight and business management section of the Office of Environmental Compliance and Documentation at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has been awarded the Total Cost Management Award of Excellence by the East Tennessee Section of the American Association of Cost Engineers (AACE) International.

The award, presented during the WATTec Engineers Week awards luncheon in Knoxville, recognizes distinguished service to the section, the profession of total cost management and the community by personal contribution of time, dedicated service, commitment to excellence and exemplary leadership.

Jackson is a past president of the East Tennessee Section and has been a member of the organization for nine years. As a member of the board of directors, he has also served as secretary and treasurer. During that period, he has led the section to a number of awards and international recognition as one of the most outstanding sections.

At Martin Marietta Energy Systems, he has served as a program manager, project analyst, financial manager, cost engineer and directed the computer applications for the cost estimating organization for more than 25 years.

Jackson has been involved in numerous section projects in the community, including Habitat for Humanity; the annual fall seminar, which raises scholarship resources for area colleges; and the university section of AACE International. He is working to establish a charter for an AACE section at the University of Tennessee, which will make it one of three AACE campus sections in the United States. Other campus sections are at the University of Washington and the University of Florida.

A 1985 graduate of Tusculum College with a bachelor's degree in business administration, Jackson earned an MBA from Bristol University in 1988. A native of Coalfield, Tenn., he graduated from Coalfield High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

Jackson lives in West Knoxville with his wife, Pamela; son, Shawn; and daughter, Amanda.

ORNL, one of DOE's multiprogram national research and development facilities, is managed by Martin Marietta Energy Systems, a Lockheed Martin company, which also manages the Oak Ridge K-25 Site and the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant.