Dec. 12, 2022
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Sue Marlais selected as LLNL’s chief information officer

Breanna Bishop, bishop33 [at], (925) 423-9802

Sue Marlais has been named Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s chief information officer (CIO), Deputy Director Carolyn Zerkle announced today. Her appointment is effective immediately.

In this role, Marlais will execute all institutional information technology (IT) efforts, including business application development and support, institutional data center management, networking and telecommunications infrastructure, institutional services, customer service desk, cyber security and engagement with the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Office of the CIO. She will take the lead to develop a comprehensive multi-year IT roadmap for the Lab.

“With 28 years of Laboratory experience in IT management, Sue is ideally suited for this role,” Zerkle said. “She will bring her outstanding institutional IT leadership experience, strategic acumen and broad expertise working with key stakeholders to this vital senior management position.”

Marlais will partner with the Lab’s senior management team and functional business customers to understand requirements and deliver IT solutions that enable the mission and operations functions. She will work with Livermore Information Technology’s leadership, programs and functional business leaders to identify priorities and develop a technical roadmap that delivers technologies and services to the Laboratory to support a modernized workplace environment.

Most recently, Marlais served as LLNL’s principal deputy CIO since 2011. Previously, she served as the IT manager for Weapons and Complex Integration and the division leader for Computation’s Applications, Simulations, and Quality Division. Her education includes a master's degree in computer science from California State University, Chico.