Oak Ridge, Tennessee – September 2022. Navarro Research & Engineering (Navarro), an award-winning contractor within the environmental and nuclear industries, welcomes the addition of Susanna Waters to its leadership team in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. 

Navarro Welcomes New Director of Business Development

Susanna Waters joins the team as Director of Business Development to generate new business and grow existing operations through lead generation and capture management, marketing and communications, proposal management, and business administration. In this role, she directs efforts across all departmental divisions to build and strengthen relationships with customers within the nuclear and environmental industries of the Department of Energy, NASA, and the Department of Defense.

Ms. Waters brings over a decade of experience in varying aspects of business development within the environmental industry. This experience includes working with technical, programmatic, and executive leadership teams to generate leads; evaluate and select opportunities that fit the organization’s business model and long-term growth strategy; and pursue those opportunities through sales, marketing, corporate communications, and proposal management.  

“We are thrilled to have Susanna on board,” remarks President and CEO Susana Navarro.  “Her commitment to customer satisfaction, her ability to lead and collaborate with teams, and her experience developing competitive proposals make her an ideal addition to our organization.” In addition to her Bachelor’s degree from Maryville College, Ms. Waters is trained in proposal writing, graphics, and management; fundamentals of project management; and has graduated from two leadership training programs within the last two years.

Ms. Waters currently represents Navarro for multiple organizations, including the East Tennessee Economic Council (ETEC), Energy, Technology, and Environmental Business Association (ETEBA), and the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce. She is heavily involved with the Cedar Springs children’s ministry in Knoxville, Tennessee and volunteers as a spring soccer coach with the local Parks & Recreation. She and her husband Brian have three children and travel at every opportunity possible.


Navarro Research & Engineering is a federal contractor dedicated to partnering with our clients to overcome their most challenging environmental, technical, and infrastructure missions within the nuclear and environmental industries. Navarro is based in Oak Ridge, Tennessee with active programs across the nation for DOE/NNSA, NASA, and the Department of Defense.