Dave Lett

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David G Lett

Neutron Sciences Directorate Human Resources Manager

David Lett has served as the HR manager for the Neutron Sciences Directorate since February 2019.  He is responsible to garner HR resources in support of the full scope of STS HR needs, including talent acquisition and development, performance management, compensation, benefits, employee engagement, and succession planning.  David has over 29 years of experience in HR.

David has worked at ORNL since 2007.  He has provided HR support to multiple organizations during that time, including the Biological and Environmental Sciences Directorate, the Energy and Environmental Sciences Directorate, the Physical Sciences Directorate, the Office of General Counsel, the Office of Integrated Performance Management, Audit, and Communications.

Prior to joining ORNL, David worked for Sonoco Products Company, a packaging company headquartered in Hartsville, South Carolina.  David spent over 16 years with Sonoco in various HR roles, providing support to manufacturing locations in MA, NC, NY, SC, and TN.  David also supported several startup operations, acquisitions, and divestitures, particularly in the UK.  In his last role before coming to ORNL, David served as HR Manager – Consumer Sector; in that role, he was responsible for all compensation, immigration, relocation, and HR administration for all consumer businesses in North America.

David holds an AB in Economics from Davidson College and an MBA from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville.