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. Bauer's previous position was vice president of Mission Assurance for Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS), LLC, which is responsible for managing and operating the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She also co-sponsored the CNS Fellows Program and chaired the CNS Strategy Council. Throughout the course of her career, Bauer has held a number of senior management positions. For CNS, she was director of Transformation, responsible for providing the framework within which merger, consolidation, and continuous improvement activities were planned and executed. At Y-12, she was acting senior vice president and deputy general manager of Y-12. Prior to joining the Y-12 senior staff, Bauer was senior vice president for Los Alamos Technical Associates (LATA), Inc., where she provided executive-level direction and support and served as project manager for LATA’s $525-million Portsmouth Environmental Restoration Project at the Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio. Bauer holds a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Memphis, an M.S. in health physics, and a Ph.D. in environmental health physics, both from Purdue University.