Shelly Olsan, Krell Institute

Shelly Olsan sets overall policy and direction for the Krell Institute and interacts with the company’s board, client representatives and other stakeholders. She oversees Krell’s two largest grant- and contract-sponsored programs, the DOE CSGF and DOE NNSA SSGF and LRGF. Her duties include supervising the day-to-day operations of the fellowships and acting as liaison between Krell, its funders and a nationwide network of academic committee members and advisors. Since joining the company in 2000, she also has led Krell’s strategic and corporate communications efforts. She also directly manages a department that is 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 works collaboratively with the Krell leadership team (finance, technology, client services and communication) and other senior staff to ensure the company delivers to its clients. Specifically, Ms. Olsan leads in establishing the organization’s strategic vision and ensures that vision is communicated and implemented across all segments of the organization. She has worked with the Department of Energy and its lab complex for twenty years.

Ms. Olsan has written multiple successful proposals to fund workforce development initiatives across the government space. A sought-after collaborator, she is currently managing multiple fellowships and science-related projects for the Department of Energy.

As a member of the DOE CSGF Executive Committee, Ms. Olsan collaborates with the technical leadership of the fellowship and ensures the programmatic goals are met. Working with the Technical Principal Investigators on the DOE CSGF, Ms. Olsan facilitates meetings with the steering committee and Department of Energy staff.