BILL GOLDSTEIN, is the 12th director in the history of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). He also serves as president of Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), LLC. Goldstein leads a workforce of approximately 6,300 employees and manages an annual operating budget of approximately $1.5 billion.
As Lab director he shares the responsibility, along with the directors of Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories, of providing the president, through the Secretaries of Energy and Defense, an annual institutional assessment of the state of the nuclear weapons stockpile in terms of safety, security and effectiveness, and whether confidence in the stockpile can be maintained without a nuclear test.
THOMAS F. GIOCONDA is the deputy director for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), managed by Lawrence Livermore National Security, Inc. (LLNS). As deputy director, Gioconda oversees key institutional priorities; ensures the safe and successful operation and vital infrastructure to support the delivery of all program commitments and deliverables; ensures the recruitment and retention of a quality workforce in the operational areas of the Laboratory; addresses and promotes business and operational efficiencies; and fosters the successful relationships among the Laboratory, LLNS Board of Governors and Partners, Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA), Livermore Site Office (LSO), the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB), peer organizations and laboratories in the DOE complex, private industry and the local community.
PATRICIA FALCONE is the deputy director for Science and Technology at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, California. She is the principal advocate for the Laboratory’s science and technology base and oversees the strategic development of the Lab’s capabilities. She is responsible for the Lab’s collaborative research with academia and the private sector, as well as its internal investment portfolio. Falcone joined LLNL in 2015 after six years at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), including serving as the presidentially appointed and Senate-confirmed associate director of OSTP for National Security and International Affairs. In that capacity, she led a team that advised on the science and technology dimensions of national security policy deliberations and on federal support of national security research and development.
FRANCES ALSTON is the director of Environment, Safety & Health. She comes to the Laboratory from the Department of Energy's (DOE) East Tennessee Technology Park in Oak Ridge where she served as the Environmental Safety, Health and Quality (ES&H) deputy manager. Alston has extensive experience developing, implementing and managing ES&H programs for DOE. The foundation of her career is built on 24 years at DOE's Savannah River site where she implemented and led ES&H programs. Alston is a Certified Hazards Material Manager and Professional Engineering Manager. She has a doctorate in industrial and system engineering and a master's degree in engineering management, both from the University of Alabama. Previously, Alston earned a master's degree in hazardous and waste materials management/environmental engineering from Southern Methodist University and a bachelor's degree in industrial hygiene and safety/chemistry from Saint Augustine's College.
CHRIS BRANNAN is the Laboratory’s chief financial officer (CFO). As the CFO, he oversees LLNL's $1.6 billion annual budget and provides management and leadership for a staff of approximately 145 financial professionals covering accounting, budget and financial analysis. He is responsible for establishing and overseeing financial policies, procedures and controls; disbursement of funds; financial reporting; and compliance with federal financial requirements. Brannan also coordinates the communication of resource requirements to external agencies, including the preparation of budget submissions and other funding requests. Throughout his 17-year career at the Lab, Brannan has built a reputation of professional financial stewardship and collaborative customer relations, both external and internal to the Laboratory. Most recently, he served as the financial/business manager for the Weapons and Complex Integration Principal Directorate, where he was a senior member of the leadership team. In this capacity, he frequently collaborated with federal stakeholders, managed approximately $1 billion in total funds and led a team of 14 financial professionals. He also contributed to a number of LLNL and NNSA-wide projects and initiatives. Brannan has a bachelor's degree in finance and a master's degree in business administration/strategic management from California State University, Hayward.
KIM BUDIL is the principal associate director for Weapons & Complex Integration. She leads the Laboratory’s nuclear weapons program in its responsibilities to ensure the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear deterrent and to support the transformation of the stockpile and the nuclear weapons enterprise for the future. She also is responsible for stewardship of the broad range of science, technology and engineering capabilities and infrastructure that underpin the Stockpile Stewardship Program and lay the foundations for the long-term health and vitality of the Laboratory. Budil joined the Lab in 1987 and has held roles of increasing management responsibility across LLNL programs. She served twice as a detailee in Washington, D.C., first at the National Nuclear Security Administration in the Office of Defense Science and then as a senior adviser to the under secretary for Science in the Department of Energy. Budil also served as vice president for national laboratories in the UC Office of the President, in addition to executive committee governor on the LANS and LLNS Boards of Governors and director on the Triad National Security Board. She has a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Illinois in Chicago and a Ph.D. in engineering/applied science from the University of California, Davis.
DOUG EAST is the Laboratory's chief information officer (CIO). East is responsible for the leadership, management and financial oversight of all enterprise information technology (IT) activities, including unclassified networks, telecommunication and associated services, enterprise business applications, cyber security and data center operations. As CIO, East is responsible for deploying new technology in areas such as mobile/wireless computing infrastructure and social networking tools to enhance employee communication and productivity. As the Laboratory's CIO, East serves as a member of the Lab's senior management team. East has 26 years of experience, particularly in scientific high performance computing (HPC) and has held key roles in HPC leadership. He has served as the deputy department head of Integrated Computing and Communications within Computation (since 2007), and deputy director of the HPC Innovation Center (since 2012). Prior to joining the Laboratory, he worked at IBM and Pacific Bell as a computer programmer. He has a bachelor's of science degree in quantitative analysis/business administration from California State University, Fresno, a master of science degree in computer science from the University of California, Davis, and a master of business administration from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.
PAUL EHLENBACH is the Lab’s general counsel. During his 25 years as an attorney, he has served as a senior corporate manager, private law firm partner and federal government attorney. He has extensive experience in protecting and utilizing intellectual property, and facilitating regulatory compliance and ethical conduct. Ehlenbach has served as vice president and assistant general counsel at The Boeing Company, in Chicago, Ill., where for nine years he led the legal team responsible for defending and prosecuting litigation, conducting investigations and supporting a broad range of compliance activities. Prior to joining Boeing, he was a partner at Perkins Coie in Seattle and also served as a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, following a federal court clerkship. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree in political science from Santa Clara University and received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.
GLENN FOX has more than 20 years' experience working in physical, chemical and life sciences. As associate director of the Physical & Life Sciences directorate, he has responsibility for research and development, including nuclear, particle and accelerator science; condensed matter and high-pressure physics; fusion energy; medical physics and biophysics; earth sciences, chemistry optical sciences and instrumentation; and high-energy-density physics. Fox has served in a number of leadership roles at the Lab, including deputy associate director of Science & Technology, leader in the Chemical Sciences Division in Physical & Life Sciences as well the director of the Forensic Science Center. Fox has a doctorate and master's degree in inorganic chemistry from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Lewis and Clark College in Oregon.
BRUCE HENDRICKSON is the Laboratory’s associate director for Computation. In this role, he leads an organization of more than 1,000 staff with responsibility for the full breadth of the Laboratory’s computational needs including research, platforms and services. A major focus is on the mathematics, algorithms, systems software, and platforms for advanced modeling and simulation. A growing emphasis is on the development and application of data science technologies to address the Laboratory’s complex applications. An additional priority is providing world-class information technology support for the Laboratory’s diverse mission and business needs. Hendrickson came to the Laboratory after a long career at Sandia National Laboratories, where he led the Center for Computational Research and managed Sandia’s Advanced Simulation and Computing program. Hendrickson has degrees in mathematics and physics from Brown University and a Ph.D. in computer science from Cornell University. He is a highly published and cited scientist and his research has garnered a number of international awards. Hendrickson is a former Hertz fellow and is a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
ANANTHA KRISHNAN is the associate director of Engineering. As associate director of Engineering, he is responsible for leading a diverse organization that provides engineering science and technology to ensure the success of the Laboratory’s programs and institutional goals. These efforts include both large- and small-scale systems and components engineering, computational code development and simulation, engineering design and requirements, specialty manufacturing, prototyping and assembly, experiment execution, and the operation of critical engineering facilities. Krishnan also versees and directs engineering research and development activities in computational engineering, micro- and nanotechnologies, pulsed power, precision engineering, advanced diagnostics, and knowledge management systems. Krishnan came to the Lab in 2005 and worked as the director of the Office of Mission and Innovation, responsible for developing program that focus on high-risk/high impact research and development that exploits advanced and emerging technologies at the Laboratory. He has served as program director for Biosecurity, acting program director for Counterterrorism in the Office of Strategic Outcomes, and director of R&F in the Center for Micro- and Nanotechnology. Krishnan was a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency from 1999-2005. Krishnan earned his doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989, and has more than 60 publications in international journals and conferences.
REVA NICKELSON is the principal associate director for Operations & Business. She leads the multidisciplinary 1,200-person organization that includes property management, procurement, technical information, human resources, project management and construction, project controls, design engineering, infrastructure and facility management, business management, maintenance management, emergency preparedness, environmental restoration, sustainable energy management and nuclear operations. She serves as a key contact for the Laboratory on operational matters and represents the Laboratory externally to DOE, NNSA, the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board and peer organizations and laboratories in the DOE complex in infrastructure, procurement and operations-related issues, as well as private industry and the local community. Nickelson has broad experience in leading organizations in support of programmatic mission enablement, while balancing operational requirements with scientific and research needs. She joined the Laboratory in 2018 following senior leadership tenure at both Idaho National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Idaho.
PETER J. (JEFF) K. WISOFF is the principal associate director of NIF and Photon Science. Wisoff came to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the fall of 2001 as a deputy associate project manager for systems engineering at the National Ignition Facility. In 2003, he became the associate project manager for small optical systems on NIF, which included responsibility for the front end of the laser and laser diagnostics. Prior to assuming the role of principal associate director he served as the principal deputy, managing the directorate operations team, which provides facility, information technology, environment, safety and health, security, and administrative services to the directorate. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 1976, Wisoff began his graduate work on the development of short wavelength lasers at Stanford University as a National Science Foundation graduate fellow. Upon completing his master's and doctorate degrees at Stanford in 1986, Wisoff joined the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Rice University. Selected as an astronaut by NASA in January 1990, Wisoff is a veteran of four space shuttle flights. He conducted three spacewalks totaling almost 20 hours that included testing tools for the first Hubble Telescope repair mission, construction of the International Space Station, and the test flight of an astronaut jet pack. Wisoff has received a number of honors with NASA, including the NASA Distinguished Service Medal (2001) and four NASA Space Flight Medals (2000, 1997, 1994, and 1993).