President and Chief Executive Officer
Ty Blackford is the president and chief executive officer for CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company, at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State. Previously, Ty was the Executive Director of Tank Closure and Regulatory Strategies on the $4 billion Liquid Waste Program Management Contract at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River Site, where he significantly accelerated high-level waste tanks closure and retrieval.
Ty has 31 years of experience developing, managing and implementing complex radioactive, hazardous, and mixed waste management, decommissioning and remediation processes, projects and programs to support DOE, the U.S. Department of Defense, and international interests.
Ty has dedicated more than 20 years to accomplishing DOE’s vision at the Hanford Site, including leading the Transuranic Waste Program, Mixed Waste Treatment Program, K-Basins Found Fuel Project, and 324 B-Cell Cleanout Project. Proven leadership skills, backed by intimate knowledge of the Hanford regulatory environment, customer expectations and workforce capabilities.
Ty holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marine engineering technologies for the California Maritime Academy.