LLNL Director Kim Budil receives San Francisco Business Times ‘Inspire Award’

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Director Kim Budil, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Director Kim Budil has been selected by the San Francisco Business Times (SFBT) as one of four recipients of the 2023 Inspire Award.

As part of its annual Influential Women in Bay Area Business Awards, SFBT recognizes the unique achievements of a select group of female leaders with the Inspire Award. This year, the award celebrates women leading change in climate and sustainability.

“At LLNL, we apply world-leading science and technology to address today’s most significant national security challenges, ranging from critical issues in nuclear deterrence to important questions in climate and energy security. From developing the first global climate models to exploring the energy systems of the future, we have been making important contributions in this area since our founding more than 70 years ago,” Budil said. “It is an honor to be a part of this outstanding group of leaders who are working to address one of the most important challenges facing the world today.”

Budil is the 13th director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where she leads a workforce of approximately 8,400 employees and manages an annual operating budget of $3 billion. As director, she sets the strategic vision for the Laboratory and is responsible for the successful execution of programs and operations to enhance national security through application of cutting-edge science and technology and to maintain an outstanding and diverse workforce.

She leads the development and implementation of the Laboratory’s scientific vision, goals and objectives, and engages with the senior leadership of the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration and other federal agencies, as well as senior leaders across government, academia and the private sector. She serves on several boards and participates in numerous professional and community outreach activities.