Kathryn Balonek Joins NAVFAC Washington as Head of Contracting

27 May 2021
Kathryn Balonek, former contracting director for Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Far East, has assumed duty as NAVFAC Washington Contracting Business Line Leader.
Kathryn Balonek, former contracting director for Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Far East, has assumed duty as NAVFAC Washington Contracting Business Line Leader.

Balonek began her federal career at NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic in Norfolk, Va. in 2006 as an intern in the Naval Acquisition Development Program before graduating to the role of contract specialist. In 2012, she moved on to serve as a contract specialist for NAVFAC EUAFCENT in Naples, Italy, and remained there for three years. She returned to the United States to work at Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a supervisory contract specialist for a year before returning to NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic in 2016, this time as Contracting Division Director, A&E, Construction and Utilities. In 2018, she took over as Contracting Director for NAVFAC Far East.

“Having worked at many levels in our organization across different Facilities Engineering Commands has given me the ability to relate to the simple and complex challenges facing our workforce and collaborate with others to develop sustainable solutions,” Balonek said.

Balonek plans to promote a culture of smart, efficient, compliant contracting that gives the individuals supporting the United States Navy at the deck plates the quality facilities and services they deserve.

Balonek hails from western New York and she and her family are all huge Buffalo Bills fans. Currently residing in Washington, D.C., she calls Virginia Beach, Va. home. She earned both an undergraduate and graduate degree in business from Old Dominion University and her son is a student there now.
This is an Official US Navy Website • Please read this Privacy Policy • GILS NUMBER DOD-USN-000702
Jobs  |  FAQ  |  Search  |  Accessibility  |  FOIA  |  No Fear Act