Managerial Leadership

The success of FE&C lies in the great individuals that keep the company running.  We’ve hired only top-notch management capable of creating a vision then realizing it to its top potential.  FE&C key management each have years of industry experience and present creative and innovative solutions for each project. In addition, only top-level staff are used when creating project teams.

Richard French Jr.

President & CEO

Richard French Jr.

French is responsible for all aspects of FE&C.  French was previously Vice President of Business Development, as well as Chief Financial Officer, information technology, equipment management, human resources, contracts and procurement roles in FE&C’s national and international offices.  He holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and has many years of experience managing multiple projects, products and teams.  Before his life at FE&C, he was a Senior Project Manager at Lockheed Martin Information Technology where he led sizable project teams on software and web development projects for large government contracts and Fortune 500 corporations. 

DeVerne Dunnum

Executive Vice President of Special Projects; President, FE&C Canada, Ltd.

DeVerne Dunnum

Dunnum brings more than 30 cumulative years experience to his role at FE&C, including positions in project management, engineering, operations, construction, and quality assurance in both federally-funded and private sector projects.  He has extensive experience developing and managing nuclear environmental remediation, decontamination/demolition and construction projects.  Project types include nuclear, waste repository, nuclear processing plant, chemical general plant, mining and industrial decommissioning and demolition, life safety and environmental compliance.

Bassel Younes

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Bassel Younes

Younes is an established Mechanical Engineer specializing in Project Management with over 18 years of progressive experience.  His current role at FE&C is Chief Operating Officer responsible for the management of all environmental remediation and construction operations for the company.  He has expertise in safely overseeing and directing work within high risk, radioactive, and hazardous environments.  Younes has previously held many different roles for the company to include; Project Manager, Chief Engineer, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

John Reilly

Vice President, Business Development

Reilly possesses over 20 years of management experience in all aspects of business development to include sales and marketing, brand planning, product development, strategic and tactical planning, negotiations, competitive analysis, and sales growth. Reilly brings his success and knowledge of winning construction contracts with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Department of Defense (DOD), US Department of Transportation (US DOT), etc., to the FE&C team. In addition to Reilly’s extensive business development experience, he also worked for the Army JAG Corps and US Army Reserves as legal specialist, which has given him a disciplined, driven approach to identifying, building, and maintaining business relationships and motivating and nurturing the business development team here at FE&C. Reilly is a member of the Association of General Contracts (AGC), Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Association of the US Army (AUSA) and American Concrete Institute (ACI). He also holds a Masters Certificate in Government Contracts Management.

Jessica Blankenship

General Counsel

Jessica Blankenship

Blankenship is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of FE&C.  Her duties include drafting and reviewing teaming agreements and subcontracts and managing interactions with outside counsel.  She serves as the point of contact for questions regarding interpretation of contract terms, Federal Acquisition Regulations and various agreements of which FE&C is involved.  Blankenship attended law school at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon where she worked for two years at the Marion County Prosecutor’s office trying misdemeanor cases.  Blankenship’s past experience includines working for Bechtel and for a commercial real estate development firm.   

Mary Hull

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Hull brings over 14 years of experience as a Civil Engineer working in project management, structural design, estimating, and scheduling for construction projects to FE&C.  The valuable knowledge she gained of the day to day operation of projects while performing the aforementioned roles, serves her well in her current position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the company.  Her firsthand experience with the costs associated with projects from estimation to completion, makes her uniquely qualified to perform the duties of CFO.  This includes financial planning and management of the company's bottom line, along with managing the Finance and Accounting, Procurement, Contracts, and Equipment Management groups in the company.

Scott Seiler

Vice President, Engineering & Technical Services; President, FE&C United Kingdom Ltd.

Scott Seiler

Seiler leads all work in the UK for FE&C in addition to heading up engineering and technical services company-wide.  His experience in federal-level government construction and remediation projects has focused on the disposition of complex nuclear facilities and associated wastes, including the resolution of extensive safety, compliance, and logistical issues.  As former President of two design engineering firms, he provided project management and execution support, accelerated closure planning, environmental compliance assessments, and life-cycle asset management services. 

Steve Klover

Vice President, ESH&Q

Steve Klover

Klover has 34 cumulative years experience, including 26 years in the nuclear industry with extensive experience in the areas of radiation safety, construction site project safety, industrial safety, industrial hygiene, mechanical engineering and design, project management, software quality assurance and configuration control.  He has been a Certified NQA Lead Auditor for several years.  Klover’s experience also includes quality assurance, environmental management, regulatory interpretation and the development and implementation of new and innovative programs and procedures to meet regulatory requirements that have been audited and approved by numerous government agencies.