Managerial Leadership

The success of FE&C lies in the great individuals that keep the company running.  We’ve hired only top-notch management capable of creating a vision then realizing it to its top potential.  FE&C key management each have years of industry experience and present creative and innovative solutions for each project. In addition, only top-level staff are used when creating project teams.

Richard French Jr.

President & CEO

Richard French Jr.

French is responsible for all aspects of FE&C.  French was previously Vice President of Business Development, as well as Chief Financial Officer, information technology, equipment management, human resources, contracts and procurement roles in FE&C’s national and international offices.  He holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and has many years of experience managing multiple projects, products and teams.  Before his life at FE&C, he was a Senior Project Manager at Lockheed Martin Information Technology where he led sizable project teams on software and web development projects for large government contracts and Fortune 500 corporations. 

DeVerne Dunnum

Executive Vice President of Business Development; President, FE&C Canada, Ltd.

DeVerne Dunnum

Dunnum brings more than 30 cumulative years experience to his role at FE&C, including positions in project management, engineering, operations, construction, and quality assurance in both federally-funded and private sector projects.  He has extensive experience developing and managing nuclear environmental remediation, decontamination/demolition and construction projects.  Project types include nuclear, waste repository, nuclear processing plant, chemical general plant, mining and industrial decommissioning and demolition, life safety and environmental compliance.

Bassel Younes

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Bassel Younes

Younes is an established Mechanical Engineer specializing in Project Management with over 18 years of progressive experience.  His current role at FE&C is Chief Operating Officer responsible for the management of all environmental remediation and construction operations for the company.  He has expertise in safely overseeing and directing work within high risk, radioactive, and hazardous environments.  Younes has previously held many different roles for the company to include; Project Manager, Chief Engineer, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Steve Klover

Vice President, ESH&Q

Steve Klover

Klover has 34 cumulative years experience, including 26 years in the nuclear industry with extensive experience in the areas of radiation safety, construction site project safety, industrial safety, industrial hygiene, mechanical engineering and design, project management, software quality assurance and configuration control.  He has been a Certified NQA Lead Auditor for several years.  Klover’s experience also includes quality assurance, environmental management, regulatory interpretation and the development and implementation of new and innovative programs and procedures to meet regulatory requirements that have been audited and approved by numerous government agencies.

Jessica Blankenship

General Counsel

Jessica Blankenship

Blankenship is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of FE&C.  Her duties include drafting and reviewing teaming agreements and subcontracts and managing interactions with outside counsel.  She serves as the point of contact for questions regarding interpretation of contract terms, Federal Acquisition Regulations and various agreements of which FE&C is involved.  Blankenship attended law school at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon where she worked for two years at the Marion County Prosecutor’s office trying misdemeanor cases.  Blankenship’s past experience includines working for Bechtel and for a commercial real estate development firm.