Bill Goldstein, director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), received the Director of the Year Award for fiscal year 2015 from the Department of Energy’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU). Goldstein was honored for encouraging and promoting collaborations with small businesses at LLNL.
John Hale III, OSDBU director, announced Goldstein as the winner at the 15th Annual DOE Small Business Forum & Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. Patricia Falcone, deputy director for Science and Technology at LLNL, accepted the award on Goldstein’s behalf.
“Bill was selected for this award in recognition of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s contributions toward DOE’s FY15 small business goals and achievement,” said Hale. “This award recognizes the efforts and commitment of DOE’s small business advocates who take every opportunity to utilize small business concerns to meet its requirements. Small businesses are essential in stimulating the economy, and we want the Department of Energy to be a leader in providing contract and subcontract opportunities to small businesses.”
“I am proud to accept this award on behalf of the Laboratory, which celebrates our commitment to foster economic development and promote business and community partnerships,” said Goldstein. “Encouraging and maintaining positive relationships with small businesses is one way in which we, as a national laboratory, act as good stewards and contribute to the economy. These partnerships are vital in helping us to fulfill our primary mission of strengthening national security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering.”
Goldstein is the second annual honoree for this award, which recognizes a national laboratory director for displaying leadership and commitment to maximizing small business utilization through policies, procedures, outreach, and creating an atmosphere of “small business first” throughout his or her organization.