Vice President, Energy & Environmental
Jeffrey M. Baker is Vice President of Energy & Environmental programs for BGS, focusing on U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) opportunities. He is currently BGS’s Contract Manager for the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy $112M Mission Oriented Technical Support (MOTS) contract.
Baker joined BGS in his current position in 2019. Prior to joining BGS he was Vice President of Energy and Environment programs for Allegheny Science and Technology (AST) and served as AST’s MOTS Contract Manager since February 2018.
Baker served as Assistant Vice President of National Laboratory Programs for Stoller Newport News Nuclear (SN3), a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) from 2014 to 2018. He was responsible for SN3’s DOE and NNSA opportunities, including national laboratories, and related markets. In his corporate role, he contributed to capture, proposal, strategic planning, and congressional relations initiatives that transformed SN3 from a small provider of specialty environmental remediation services to a leader of DOE and NNSA national institutions with annual revenues exceeding $1B.
Baker served 28 years as a DOE federal executive in corporate, mission, and field operations leadership and management positions focused on stewardship of DOE’s national laboratories. Baker was DOE’s Director of Laboratory Operations responsible for all mission and operational issues at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) from 1997 to 2012. Baker managed the 2008 NREL Management and Operating contract competition as Source Evaluation Board Chair, where he expanded NREL’s mission beyond traditional research to emphasize energy market analyses and commercialization to accelerate the development and deployment of clean energy technologies in support of national energy, economic, and environmental goals.
Baker was a principal in DOE’s development of NREL’s sustainable campus. Under his leadership DOE invested $450 million of capital funding at NREL, tripling its 30-year cumulative capital investment and producing four Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum and two LEED Gold science and support facilities, including the award winning proof-of-concept net-zero energy Research Support Facility (RSF). Baker was awarded the Partnership for Public Service’s 2010 Service to America Medal in Science and Environment and Engineering News-Record’s 2011 National Award of Excellence for his vision and leadership demonstrating through the RSF project that highly energy efficient and net-zero energy buildings could be designed and constructed affordably today.
Mr. Baker earned a B.S. in Biology from Augustana College, an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Iowa, and an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado.