Mary S. Wohlgemuth, a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) since 2004, is currently the Director of the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), across Asheville, NC; Boulder, CO; Stennis, MS; and Silver Spring, MD. NCEI is the nation’s leading authority for environmental information, archiving data and information from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun and from million-year-old sediment records to near real-time satellite images.
Mary is responsible for direction and oversight for all operations and resources of NCEI, as well as establishing a robust set of service-centric programs that link climate science, stewardship, and services in order to best serve NCEI customers, across government, private sector, academia and international bodies.
Prior to joining NCEI, Mary served as the Technical Director of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport Division, leading a workforce of over 5,400 with an annual operating budget of over $1 billion. She was responsible for full spectrum life cycle research and development, from acquisition to production, to in-service engineering.
She also served as Director of Undersea Warfare Systems Engineering, where she was responsible for the oversight of 12 technical warrant holders, as well as the Director for the Naval Sea Systems Command’s (NAVSEA) Integration and Interoperability program.
Prior to that, Mary served a distinguished career in a variety of roles in the Navy and NAVSEA for over 25 years.
A graduate of Providence College, with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, Mary earned a Master of Science degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University in 2000. She has received numerous performance-related awards, including a Secretary of the Navy citation.