LLNL Director Kim Budil named to 'Power 100' list

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Director Kim Budil.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Director Kim Budil has been selected by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the Power 100, an inaugural list highlighting the top 100 business leaders in the Bay Area.

The Power 100 represents the region’s diverse industries and were chosen by the editorial staff to highlight leaders who are adeptly navigating their companies and organizations through challenges, capitalizing on emerging opportunities, bringing unique insights about the future and motivating others to follow them. Individuals on the list were selected based on their influential positions, community impact, ideas and innovation and contributions to shaping their industries and the region.

“As director of LLNL, I have the opportunity to lead more than 8,000 employees who deliver innovative science and technology to address some of the biggest challenges facing our nation and the world today,” Budil said. “It is an honor to be included with this group of outstanding leaders who also strive to make a difference for their employees and their communities.”

Budil is the 13th director of LLNL, where she leads a workforce of approximately 8,300 employees and manages an annual operating budget of nearly $3 billion. As director, she sets the strategic vision for the Laboratory and is responsible for successful execution of programs and operations to advance science and technology for national security and to maintain an outstanding and diverse workforce.

She leads the development and implementation of the Laboratory’s scientific vision, goals and objectives and serves as the Laboratory’s highest-level liaison with the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, the Lawrence Livermore National Security Board of Governors, the University of California and other government, public and private organizations.

“We are pleased to present the inaugural Power 100 edition of the San Francisco Business Times. The project honors outstanding leadership by shining a spotlight on one hundred exceptional leaders who care about their employees, customers, industries and communities — and who have the influence and power to affect change. Congratulations to everyone who has been recognized,” said Mary Huss, president and publisher of the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal.