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Kris Torgerson


Director, Information Technology Services

Kris Torgerson joined Oak Ridge National Lab in February of 2017 as Deputy Chief Information Officer and subsequently became Director of ITSD in October of 2017.  He was promoted to Chief Information Officer in September of 2018.  In this position, he is responsible for all commodity technology delivery as well as strategy, cyber security, and supports privacy program delivery for the Laboratory.  Currently, the organization is focused on several strategic projects as well as restructuring activities with the Division to maximize the support of the Laboratory Research Mission. 

Kris holds a B.B.A. in Computer Information Systems as well as an MBA from Idaho State University.  Prior to joining ORNL, Kris worked in the private sector for 25 years with experience including ownership of a national consulting company, Vice President of Technology Services for TBC, and Director of Information Security for Supervalu.  Kris’s experience also spans several industries including retail, manufacturing (hard goods, food, and pharmaceutical), banking, healthcare, and multi-national distribution/supply chain.