Jeff Cornett is the Manager for Industrial Partnerships & Economic Development at Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL). He serves as a connection point for industry to connect with ORNL research teams in an effort to solve industry needs or transition research technology.
Prior to joining ORNL, he was the President and COO of the National Safe Skies Alliance (Safe Skies), with responsibilities for developing collaborative relationships with aviation-related technology-based industries, universities, and national labs. He also spent time as a risk consultant with the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS Consulting) on projects with the Department of Homeland Security, Railroad Research Foundation, maritime port operators, and numerous chemical industry clients.
Prior to Safe Skies, Mr. Cornett spent 9 years in DOE Oak Ridge Protective Services with both Lockheed Martin Energy Systems and Wackenhut Services-Oak Ridge. He served in several security capacities: tactical response, computing and telecommunications, and management/implementation of the performance testing program.
Mr. Cornett has extensive experience performing operational evaluations of security technology components, systems, and personnel, as well as risk and vulnerability analyses of implemented or concept systems. His diverse background represents a unique blend of skills that provide practical solutions for the issues facing industry, communities, and government. Mr. Cornett holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Management (MAOM) from Tusculum College.
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