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Jim Janis
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  • The University of Oxford, Templeton College, Advanced Management Program
  • The Johns Hopkins University, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, M.S.E. in Environmental Engineering Systems Analysis, and additional graduate study
  • University of Pittsburgh, Department of Petroleum and Chemical Engineering, B.S.ChE. cum laude  


      The Janis Group, Inc.
     Jim and Margaret Janis formed The Janis Group, Inc. in 1996 to serve clients   in the energy, defense, and environmental businesses. Jim serves as President of the firm, and works with clients in the United States and the United Kingdom on corporate strategy, business development, proposal management, oral presentation management, grant and loan guarantee preparation, executive recruiting and corporate acquisitions. Jim has helped his clients win more that $100 billion in new business in the last few years.

Janis-Bradburne Executive Recruiting
     Jim Janis and John Bradburne formed Janis-Bradburne Executive Recruiting in 2006 to better serve their clients in the energy, environmental, and defense industries. Jim serves as a Principal of the firm and assists its clients in recruting senior managers such as Presidents, General Managers, Executive Vice Presidents, Business Development Managers, Chief Financial Officers, Project Managers and other senior personnel. 



      Jim serves as a member of the Board of Directors or Board of Advisors of several companies and non-profit organizations.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of Sullivan International Group, Inc. (, an environmental engineering firm headquatered in San Diego, CA. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors of Wastren Advantage, Inc., (, an environmental firm headquartered in Ohio. Jim is also a member of the Executive Board of the Energy, Technology, and Environmental Business Association (, the leading insutry association representing companies that work with the US Department of Energy. Jim previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of ETEBA's New Mexico Chapter.  Jim served as a non-executive Director of ECSI International, a manufacturer of security and anti-terrorist systems, from 2001 to 2004. ECSI ( is a publicly traded firm that designs and produces facial recognition systems and other sophisticated hardware used to secure nuclear power stations, DOE and DOD facilities, airports, and other potential targets of terrorist activities in the United States and in foreign countries.  


BNFL, Inc.


     From 1992 to 1996, Jim was Executive Vice President of BNFL Inc., the American subsidiary of British Nuclear Fuels, plc. (now BNG). He was responsible for the operations of BNFL in the United States in environmental restoration, waste management, decontamination and decommissioning, facility management, and government site operations.


·      When  Jim joined BNFL Inc., it was a small engineering services company with two locations in the United States. He provided strategic guidance to overcome barriers of foreign government ownership, geographic location, cultural differences, and resistance to new technologies. He led the company into new markets and substantial new investment in the United States, including the first capital facility built outside the United Kingdom by BNFL, and the first operating contract at a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) site to be managed by a company owned by a foreign government – the Rocky Flats site near Denver, CO.

·       BNFL Inc.’s market share grew from an annual rate of $2 million to more than $200 million (unconsolidated) during Jim’s three years as Executive Vice President.  Jim helped hire the key managers to carry out this growth, set up six offices to do the work, and participated in every major teaming decision and proposal that BNFL Inc. submitted.   


      Jim and his colleagues established BNFL Inc. as one of the major providers of nuclear waste management services in the US in 1996, as listed in Engineering News Record.  He left the firm in May 1996 to establish the Janis Group, Inc.


                                                    ICF Incorporated 


      Before joining BNFL in 1992,  Jim held a variety of senior management positions at ICF Incorporated, beginning in 1980.  Among other assignments, he was Chairman and Director of Kaiser Engineers Hanford Company, Chief Operating Officer of ICF International, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ICF Incorporated (today it is known as ICF International, Inc.), the founding company of the ICF family of companies (


·       Along with his colleagues, he devised and carried out the strategy that helped ICF grow from a small policy and economics-consulting firm of less than 100 people in 1980 when he joined ICF, to a large, international engineering and construction company of more than 4,000 when he left in 1992 to help establish BNFL Inc. in the United States.

·       Jim was a major contributor at ICF to business development, especially the diversification of the company into scientific and engineering services.  His group opened 13 offices across the country and spearheaded the company’s efforts to acquire scientific and engineering organizations and talent.

United States Federal Government

     Before joining ICF, Jim was a senior manager in the Federal Government in Washington, DC. He was an employee of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) when it was created and an employee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) when it was created.  Jim was also a Commissioned Officer of the United States Public Health Service in Washington, DC.


·      He served DOE as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, responsible for strategic planning for energy crises.  Jim was also Executive Director of the Energy Policy Coordinating Committee, a Cabinet-level group created by the President to coordinate energy policy across thirty-six Federal agencies and Departments.

·     Jim also held a variety of senior management positions at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and helped organize the agency's Office of Radiation Programs when EPA was created. As Director of EPA's Program Evaluation Division, he was responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of all of the agency's programs. He managed EPA’s Regulations Steering Committee, responsible for reviewing the economic and environmental impacts of all regulations issued by the Agency for air pollution, water pollution, hazardous waste, noise, solid waste, toxic substances, radiation, and drinking water.

Personal Information 

·     Honors. Jim is the recipient of several awards and honors, including commendations from the United States Public Health Service, the Department of Energy's Outstanding Service Medal, and EPA’s Silver Medal for Superior Service.  


·       Publications and Presentations. Jim is the author of many articles and reports in various   publications, and is a frequent speaker at technical conferences in the United States and abroad.


·      Community Involvement. Jim lives with his family in Cerrillos, a rural       community between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.



·      In 2003, the U.S. Department of Energy appointed Jim as a member of DOE’s Northern New Mexico Citizen’s Advisory Board (NNMCAB), and he served until 2007. The Board advises DOE on environmental and waste management issues important to the citizens of Northern New Mexico, especially environmental issues at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Janis served as Vice-Chair of the Waste Management Committee.

·    Jim has served as a consultant to DOE’s Environmental Management Advisory Board, Washington, DC. The Board advises the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management on matters of policy.

·      Jim has been a member of the Society of Military Engineers (SAME), Albuquerque Post. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Chapter of the Energy, Technology, and Environmental Business Association in 2009.

·      Jim is the former Chair of the Federal Action Committee of the Hazardous Waste Action Coalition, American Consulting Engineer’s Council, Washington, DC.

·      Jim was a Charter Member of the Business Council of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, and is active in the Men’s Wellness Group in New Mexico,, Girls Incorporated, and other local citizen organizations.

·       Jim’s interests include skiing, canoeing, bicycling, hiking, politics, and American history.

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