KIM BUDIL is the 13th director in the history of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. She also serves as president of Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), LLC. Budil leads a workforce of approximately 7,400 employees and manages an annual operating budget of approximately $2.7 billion.
As director, Budil sets the strategic vision for the Laboratory and exercises broad delegated powers to ensure successful execution of programs and operations to advance science and technology for the nation and to maintain an outstanding and diverse workforce. The director leads the development and implementation of the Laboratory’s scientific vision, goals and objectives, and serves as the Laboratory’s highest-level liaison with DOE, NNSA, the LLNS Board of Governors, the University of California and other government, public and private organizations.
LINDA R. BAUER is the deputy director for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), managed by Lawrence Livermore National Security, Inc. (LLNS). As deputy director, Bauer participates in the day-to-day management of the Laboratory, including interfacing with the NNSA Livermore Field Office (LFO), acting as director in Budil’s absence and serving as a key member of the Laboratory's senior management staff, providing executive-level guidance and direction. She oversees key institutional priorities, including ensuring safe and successful operation and vital infrastructure to support the delivery of all program commitments and deliverables; ensuring the recruitment and retention of a quality workforce in the operational areas of the Laboratory; and addressing and promoting business and operational efficiencies.
Bauer also is responsible for fostering successful relationships among the Laboratory, LLNS Board of Governors and partners, DOE/NNSA, LFO, the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, 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 the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). She is the principal advocate for the Lab’s science and technology base and oversees the strategic development of the Lab's capabilities. She is responsible for LLNL’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), where she served as the 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.Falcone earned a B.S.E. in aerospace and mechanical sciences at Princeton University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.
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.
GREGG COX is the director of the Security Organization. In this role, he is responsible for leading an organization charged with the protection of LLNL’s personnel, access, information, property and nuclear materials against a broad range of threats. Prior to joining the Laboratory, Cox served as the assistant director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Critical Incident Response Group, where he had responsibility for all global crises, including crisis management, tactical operations, crisis negotiations, hostage rescue, hazardous device mitigation, critical incident intelligence, surveillance, aviation and behavioral analysis. He served with the FBI for more than 25 years in various international counterterrorism/counterintelligence positions, including special agent in charge of the Counterintelligence Division at the Washington Field Office and as a member of the International Terrorism Operations Section in the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters, where he managed al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden-related investigations. Cox also served as the legal attaché to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he worked to enhance the relationship between the FBI and foreign partners in five countries, on counterterrorism issues, cyber matters and international organized crime.
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.
HUBAN GOWADIA is the principal associate director for Global Security. She is responsible for programs that support international and domestic security, overseeing the Laboratory’s responsibilities in intelligence analysis, energy security, nonproliferation, nuclear counterterrorism and addressing chemical, biological and explosive threats. Gowadia has more than 20 years of experience supporting national security, and has served at the highest levels of government including multiple organizations in the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Aviation Administration. During the recent presidential transition, as acting administrator for the Transportation Security Administration, she led a workforce of more than 60,000 employees charged with protecting U.S. transportation systems and the traveling public. Prior to that she served as the presidentially appointed director of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office at the Department of Homeland Security. Gowadia received her bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Alabama and her doctorate in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
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.
DESMOND PILKINGTON, is the acting principal associate director for Weapons & Complex Integration (WCI). He 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. He 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. Pilkington has served as the principal deputy for WCI since April 2019. Prior to that, he served as the program director for WCI's Weapon Physics and Design Program and division leader for WCI's Design Physics Division. He has served in leadership roles in both primary and secondary design programs and on assignment to the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) in England, where he was head of the High-Performance Computing Department. Before joining LLNL in 2001, Pilkington worked for more than 20 years in various code development and management roles at AWE. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s in astrophysics, both from London University.
CYNTHIA RIVERA is the principal associate director for Operations & Business. In this role, she leads a multidisciplinary 1,000-person organization and serves as a key leader for Laboratory operations and represents the Laboratory externally to DOE, NNSA, peer organizations and laboratories,as well as private industry and the local community. Rivera has over 28 years of leadership experience at Department of Energy and Department of Defense facilities. Her background includes support and technical operations, as well as project management responsibilities. She came to the Laboratory from Bechtel Power Company’s Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant Units 3 & 4 construction project, where she served as manager of Functional Resources. She holds an M.A. in communication studies and a certificate in business management, both from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
is the principal associate director of Engineering. Singh is responsible for leading an organization of approximately 2,300 employees who provide world-class engineering expertise, capabilities and research to ensure the success of the Laboratory’s programs and sustain the long-term vitality of the Laboratory’s engineering foundations. Singh joined the Laboratory from Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), where he served as director of the Center for Biological and Engineering Sciences, managing critical capabilities in support of Sandia’s Energy & Homeland Security, Global Security, Nuclear Deterrence, and Advanced Science and Technology portfolios. In 2020, he served on a special assignment coordinating the COVID-19 R&D, serving as the Sandia representative on DOE’s National Virtual Biotechnology Laboratory team and assisting with operational response efforts at Sandia. Singh also holds an appointment as adjunct professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and serves as the director of Microfluidics at the Joint BioEnergy Institute, a DOE-funded Bioenergy Research Center. He is internationally recognized for his scientific leadership in microfluidics and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, and his inventions have led to more than 40 patents and patent applications. He holds a bachelor of technology degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University.
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).
LISA WOODROW is the director of Environment, Safety & Health, responsible for oversight and management of all ES&H matters and assuring a strong ES&H awareness for the Laboratory. She brings more than 20 years of experience to her role, including 14 at the Laboratory. Prior to ES&H director, she was the institutional champion and program manager for Work Planning and Control, and she served in various operations leadership positions in the Lab’s Weapons & Complex Integration and NIF & Photon Science directorates. Prior to joining the Laboratory, she spent time in various operations management roles at Los Alamos National Laboratory, including facility management, maintenance, ES&H, work control and training. She began her career as an industrial hygienist. She holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial safety from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in industrial hygiene from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of New Mexico.