Shelly Olsan Named Krell Institute President

Date: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Shelly Olsan, 2015

The board of directors has named Shelly Olsan president of the Krell Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation based in Ames, Iowa.

Ms. Olsan, who joined Krell in 2000, sets overall policy and direction for the company and interacts with its board, client representatives and other stakeholders. She oversees Krell’s two largest grant- and contract-sponsored programs, the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship and the DOE National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship.

As director of Program and Client Management, Ms. Olsan previously led Krell’s strategic and corporate communications efforts. Besides overseeing the company’s operations, she directly manages an eight-person team responsible for planning and staging scientific meetings, maintaining the fellowship program websites, and publishing print and web research magazines and other technical and promotional materials.

Ms. Olsan succeeds Krell founder James Corones, who became President Emeritus in December 2016. He died on April 28, 2017.

Founded in 1997, the Krell Institute provides technical resources, knowledge and management experience to technology-based education and information programs.