Dominic J. Monetta

Professional-Photograph-214x300Dominic J. Monetta is the President of Resource Alternatives, Inc. located in Washington, DC. Resource Alternatives, Inc. is a corporate development firm specializing in creating and sustaining a competitive business advantage in the advanced energy utilization, and national security. It conducts critical issues analyses expressly for chief executive officers.

Dr. Monetta is the founder of Resource Alternatives, Inc., and a Director of The PAM Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to the research and implementation of the Project Appraisal Methodology (PAM), an objectively oriented decision-making and budget allocation tool used for financial management and resource allocation. Dr. Monetta serves as the Managing Director of Brownfield Laconia Strategies, LLC, a real estate investment firm specializing in privately funded site remediation.

Dr. Monetta serves as the science and technology member of the Boards of Hudson Technologies, Inc., The Center for Security Policy, The PAM Institute, and the Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation. He has experience both as a committee member and chairman of audit and compensation committees, and serves as a policy advisor to George Mason University, and has served on the Defense Threat Reduction Agency TRAC S&T Panel. He is a career member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the National Defense Industrial Association.

As the Deputy Director of Defense Research and Engineering (Research and Advanced Technology) from 1991 – 1993, Dr. Monetta served as the de facto Chief Technology Officer for the Department of Defense, where he managed the $7.5 billion science and technology program and actively evaluated 70 federal laboratories.

While on an intergovernmental personnel assignment in 1993, he developed a unique sponsored research investment strategy for the President of George Washington University.

He has held the position of Director, Office of New Production Reactors, U.S. Department of Energy, from 1989 – 1991. He was responsible for designing and building the new U.S. tritium production reactors, which would have been the only and largest nuclear reactors to be built in the United States in the past three decades and the largest single construction project in the federal government at that time. From 1980 –1986, Dr. Monetta was a leader in corporate strategic planning with Resource Alternatives, Inc.

From 1986 – 1989, he served as the Technical Director and the Senior Executive at the Naval Ordnance Station, Indian Head, Maryland, the most sophisticated energetic materials research, development, test and evaluation laboratory in the world. He led the U.S. Navy in the creation of a technology oriented military construction program and focused on the building of new DOD research and development facilities.

He was the Director of Planning and Analysis for the Gas Research Institute, Chicago, Illinois, from 1978 – 1980, the foremost gaseous fuels R&D management organization in the United States. From 1975 – 1978, while at the U.S. Department of Energy, Dr. Monetta, as the Director of Fossil Energy Field Coordination, was responsible for the five Energy Technology Centers. Previously, he served as the Deputy Director, Office of Conservation Research and Technology, concentrating on advanced energy generation and utilization technologies.

A native of New York City, Dr. Monetta received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College, a M.S. in Engineering Administration (Operations Research) from The George Washington University, and a Doctorate in Public Administration (R&D Management) from the University of Southern California. In 2002 Dr. Monetta co-authored The Combustion Research Facility Model for a 21st Century Open User Facility and in 1999, co-authored a historical biography titled Brandy: Our Man in Acapulco and is a co-author of a National Association of Corporate Directors Blue Ribbon Report titled Board Evaluation: Improving Director Effectiveness.