Martha Michels, Chief Operating Officer (Acting)


Martha Michels is Fermilab's Chief Operating Officer (Acting). Michels plans, directs and oversees the activities of the lab's business functions to ensure integration, effectiveness and accountability in accordance with Lab policy and DOE directives. Michels functions as the line manager for the Human Resources Section the Facilities and Engineering Services Section and assists with work planning, resource utilization, workforce development and execution. She supports the senior management team in formulating and administering organization policies on aspects of operational and strategic issues. Michels earned a bachelor's degree in occupational safety and health from University of Wisconsin at Whitewater. Her experience at Fermilab over the past 29 years has included work in the facilities, ES&H and experiment organizations, serving in both technical and management roles.