Mary Ann Fresco

Ms. Mary Ann Fresco was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in November 2002. Mrs. Fresco currently serves as the Director of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA’s) Office of Employee Empowerment (OEE). The OEE was officially recognized on June 14, 2016. As the OEE Director, she directs and oversees the NNSA Inclusive Diversity Program, Employee Engagement Program, Employee Concerns Program (ECP), and DOE/NNSA Contractor Employee Protection Program (CEPP).  Mrs. Fresco is responsible for building, fostering, leading and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and empowered workforce; advancing understanding of inclusive diversity as a business imperative and critical component of workplace excellence, innovation and mission delivery; institutionalizing and infusing diversity into the NNSA systems, structures, practices, and policies to ensure equity and inclusion for all employees; encouraging free and open expression for employees to voice employee concerns; providing the workforce with an independent avenue to raise concerns; and, supporting a strong safety culture where concerns can be raised without fear of retaliation.
Previously, Ms. Fresco completed a three-year detail to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). In that capacity, she was instrumental in executing the President’s Executive Order 13583, “Establishing a Coordinated Government-wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Workforce.” While at OPM she served as the co-architect of a three phase process, by which all agencies government-wide focused-on workforce diversity, work place inclusion, and sustainability.
Ms. Fresco was born and raised in northeastern Pennsylvania. She graduated from Heidelberg College, Tiffin, Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. Ms. Fresco also attended Cornell University in New York City, New York where she earned the Cornell Certified Diversity Professional Advanced Practitioner Certification (CCDP/AP) in 2010. Ms. Fresco resides in northern Virginia with her family.