Benjy Grover has been appointed transformation officer for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), effective Feb. 2, 2023. In this newly established role, Grover will help drive, coordinate and enable many of the Lab’s ongoing and future transformation efforts in culture, people management, policy, business systems and transformation-related strategic planning. His appointment comes at a pivotal time as the Lab seeks to modernize in light of changing demographics and new ways of working while meeting critical national security challenges.
As transformation officer, Grover will report directly to Laboratory Director Kim Budil in addition to serving as a member of the Laboratory’s Business Council. He will work in partnership with the senior management team to create strategies, assess data and understand the full range of challenges and opportunities for the Laboratory.
Grover will continue in his role as deputy principal associate director (PAD) for program enablement in the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Principal Directorate, where he is already engaged in many Lab-wide transformation efforts in addition to overseeing WCI’s workforce, information technology and knowledge management activities.
Grover brings more than 20 years of experience at LLNL to his new role as transformation officer. He has spent most of his career leading highly technical teams and organizations through change and growth. He brings a wealth of leadership skills to this role and a breadth of understanding regarding Laboratory operations. Prior to his role in the WCI PAD, he was a division leader and deputy division leader in both WCI and Computing. Grover’s experience will be a valuable asset as LLNL seeks to transform many aspects of its operating model to transition to a more modern and employee-focused approach.
Grover holds bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from Brigham Young University, is a Stanford Certified Project Manager (SCPM) and holds a DE&I Certificate from Cornell.
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