Kim Fowler

Director, Defense Sector
2021 Pacific Operational Science & Technology (POST) Conference

At PNNL, Kim Fowler is the business leader for over 150 Department of Defense project teams, focused on solving national security challenges using PNNLs analytics, biology, chemistry, counter weapons of mass destruction, cyber, energy, environment and nuclear materials capabilities. She develops and implements strategy to provide new science, technology and policy solutions that address national security challenges.

Ms. Fowler has extensive experience leading diverse teams of scientists, engineers, economists and policy makers to address multi-disciplinary challenges such as mission assurance, resilience and sustainable design and development. She developed a nationally recognized building cost and performance metrics and methodology to measure the performance of sustainably designed and operated buildings. The performance measurement of more than 70 federal buildings documented that these buildings cost less to operate and had higher occupant satisfaction. Ms. Fowler has been a U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accredited professional since 2003 and a former elected member of the USGBC Government Committee. She has co-authored four books, four book chapters, and over 100 technical publications.

Ms. Fowler has a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. In addition to her 30 years at PNNL, she has worked as an adjunct faculty member at Washington State University – Tri-Cities campus, a computer support analyst for a software company providing services to U.S. Senate and House of Representative Offices and held multiple roles for a U.S. Congressman.