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.
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.
JOHN LEWIS is the Lab’s director of Security. He is a former special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he served for 30 years. Prior to leaving the FBI he was in charge of the Phoenix, Ariz., field office, where he was responsible for all operational activity in Arizona including counterterrorism, national security, criminal, special event preparedness and response, as well as community, cross-border, and media relations. Lewis has extensive experience leading personnel and management of operational and fiscal programs addressing international and domestic terrorism, counterintelligence, cyber crime, intelligence collection, and other federal criminal jurisdictional areas. During his tenure with the FBI, Lewis also was responsible for multi-agency special event planning/crisis response plans for events such as the 2006 Olympics in Italy, 2004 Olympics in Greece, 2004 G-8 Summit in Atlanta, and multiple NFL Super Bowls, NBA and Major League Baseball championships. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Southeastern University in Washington, D.C.
MICHAEL MERRITT is the associate director of Nuclear Operations. He has more than 30 years of substantive experience in nuclear operations including Federal government service and within contractor organizations. He previously served as the LLNL Deputy Associate Director for Nuclear Operations. In this role, he managed efforts to enhance the safety and compliance of LLNL nuclear facilities and led the Nuclear Operations efforts for re-verification of Integrated Safety Management as the Functional Area Manager for nuclear operations, conduct of operations, and packaging and transportation. Merritt is also the chairman on several LLNL committees including the Radiation Safety and ALARA Committee, the co-chair of the Los Alamos/ Livermore Joint Nuclear Operations and Safety Council, and the Conduct of Operations Stakeholder Advisory Group. Prior to joining LLNL, Merritt served as the LLNL Site Representative for the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) where he was responsible nuclear safety oversight and representing the DNFSB to DOE/NNSA, government officials, and the public. Previously, Merritt was a member of the DNFSB’s senior staff in Washington, DC where he was responsible for operations to safely stabilize nuclear material across the DOE complex; including plutonium stabilization operations at the Savannah River Site, Rocky Flats, and Hanford. Before joining the DNFSB, Merritt worked within the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (Naval Reactors) as a project manager and senior nuclear engineer at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory supporting the overhaul and refueling of nuclear reactor prototypes. Merritt began his career at General Dynamics – Electric Boat Division, as a Nuclear Construction Engineer supporting the construction of OHIO Class (Trident) nuclear submarines. Merritt earned his master’s degree in nuclear engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his bachelor’s degree in ocean engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology. He is a member of the American Nuclear Society, the Heath Physics Society and the Alpha Nu Sigma - Nuclear Engineering Honor Society.
AL MOSER is the Associate Director for the Business Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Al also has served as Deputy Associate Director (DAD) for Business since 2012. He is responsible for a wide range of business functions, including: supply chain, asset management, application development, publications, travel, and other business services. Previously, Moser was DAD for the Planning and Financial Services Directorate, in which he also served for a period of time as Acting Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He has 28 years of experience at LLNL working in key operation roles with responsibilities that include: chairing the Business Systems Council, serving as Project Director for the Enterprise Project Accounting and Reporting (EPAR) Initiative, leading the Contract Transition Budget and Finance team, and managing the Planning and Controls Department. Moser's career at LLNL comprises expertise in the fields of Operations Management, Resource Management, and Financial Management. As Operations Manager in the Chemistry and Material Science (CMS) Directorate, Moser was responsible for planning and infrastructure strategy, develping and implementing the safety authorization basis, and managing operations for facilities, business services, application development, and document control. He received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Vanguard University followed by a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from University of California at Berkeley. Moser is also a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and Institute of Management Accounting (IMA), and served as Chairman of the Contractor Financial Management Association (CFMA) from 2010 to 2012.
HARRY "Bruce" SCHULTZ is the contractor assurance officer for the Management Assurance Office (MAS). The MAS Office aligns the Laboratory's assurance, ISO certification and quality management functions. As contract assurance officer Schultz provides an integrated set of assurance processes, service and tools to operate Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and is a key foundation upon which NNSA's Contract Reform initiatives are based. Schultz has 32 years of experience including conduct of operations, quality assurance, training, operations, project management, startup testing and commissioning, integrated safety management system and ISO certification, and environmental management. Prior to joining the Laboratory in 2009, Bruce served in a broad spectrum of assignments including the director of ES&H Programs Regulatory Support Services at the Idaho National Laboratory, project manager at Rocky Flats and project manager at the Nevada Test Site and Environmental Area Functional Manager at Lawrence Livermore.
CHARLES P. VERDON was named the principal associate director within the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Directorate in May 2013. In this role he is responsible for the management and coordination of weapons program activities within the Laboratory. Prior to this position, Verdon was the principal deputy associate director within WCI and program director for Secondary Nuclear Design Program and the AX-Division leader. He was responsible for the management of the Lab's effort to ensure national and global security by maintaining scientific and technical leadership in all aspects of thermonuclear weapon physics design and operation. As the AX Division Leader, Verdon was responsible for the management of a scientific effort that is at the core of the Secondary Nuclear Design Program and the scientific grand challenge effort of achieving ignition at the National Ignition Facility. Verdon is a fellow of the American Physical Society and was awarded the Excellence in Plasma Physics Research Award from the American Physical Society. He has chaired numerous committees and served as associate editor of Physics of Plasmas from 1998–2004. Verdon earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in nuclear engineering from the University of Arizona.
BRUCE WARNER has more than 32 years of experience working in management and leadership at the Laboratory. He currently serves as Principal Associate Director of Global Security, and is a member of the director’s Senior Executive Team supporting the director in the management of Laboratory operations and programs. In his role as principal associate director, Warner is responsible for applying LLNL’s multidisciplinary science and technology to anticipate, innovate and deliver responsive solutions for the nation’s complex, global, national, homeland and energy security challenges. From 1999-2006 Warner served as a senior manager in the National Ignition Facility Programs Directorate. Prior to NIF, Warner was the program leader for the Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation program. Warner joined the Laboratory in 1979 as a physicist. He is an expert in laser based isotope separation and holds eight patents in laser technology and laser processing applications. He received his bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of California at San Diego, and his master’s and Ph.D. in in physics from the University of Colorado.
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).