Renée L. Breyer has been selected as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s associate director for Strategic Human Resources Management (SHRM), effective immediately. The announcement was made June 4 by Lab Director Bill Goldstein, and Reva Nickelson, the principal associate director for Operations & Business, which oversees SHRM.
Breyer has been serving as the associate director of SHRM in an acting capacity since December, following the retirement of SHRM Director Art Wong. She will lead the SHRM team of approximately 100 professional and support personnel with a budget of approximately $15 million.
“Renée is extremely well-qualified to assume the SHRM role and we look forward to her serving as a member of our leadership team,” Goldstein said.
As the SHRM associate director, Breyer will set program goals and establish measures of effectiveness in support of the Laboratory’s recruiting, hiring, onboarding, leadership and development programs, work-life balance and retention programs, internal personnel policies and practices, as well as support to employee groups. She will continue to serve on key institutional and external committees, including the DOE National Laboratory Directors Committee’s Human Resources Officers Work Group as chair, the LLNS Benefits Investment Committee as chair and the LLNS Business and Operations Committee.
In addition to her strategic human resources management expertise, Breyer has a broad background in finance, information technology and project management. Breyer joined the Laboratory in 1992 following her time at Oracle and quickly rose to leadership ranks through positions in the CFO Projects Office, the Information Technology and Project Management Office and SHRM. Prior to leading the SHRM organization in an acting associate director capacity, she held the position of deputy associate director since 2011.
“Renée is a proven partner in ensuring successful development and implementation of human resource strategies, programs and initiatives in support of the Lab’s strategic mission,” Nickelson said.
“We appreciate Renée’s strong leadership following Art Wong’s retirement, and are confident she will build on SHRM’s excellent record of supporting the Laboratory’s mission, workforce and key employee initiatives,” Goldstein said.