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BILL GOLDSTEIN, is the 12th director in the history of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He also serves as president of Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), LLC. Goldstein leads a workforce of approximately 6,300 employees and manages an annual operating budget of approximately $1.5 billion.
As Lab director he shares the responsibility, along with the directors of Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories, of providing the president, through the Secretaries of Energy and Defense, an annual institutional assessment of the state of the nuclear weapons stockpile in terms of safety, security and effectiveness, and whether confidence in the stockpile can be maintained without a nuclear test.
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In 2010, THOMAS F. GIOCONDA was selected as Deputy Director for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), managed by Lawrence Livermore National Security, Inc. (LLNS). As Deputy Director, Tom oversees key institutional priorities; ensures the safe and successful operation and vital infrastructure to support the delivery of all program commitments and deliverables; ensures the recruitment and retention of a quality workforce in the operational areas of the Laboratory; addresses and promotes business and operational efficiencies; and fosters the successful relationships among the Laboratory, LLNS Board of Governors and Partners, Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA), Livermore Site Office (LSO), the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB), peer organizations and laboratories in the DOE complex, private industry and the local community.
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FRANCES ALSTON is the director of Environment, Safety & Health. She comes to the Laboratory from the Department of Energy's (DOE) East Tennessee Technology Park in Oak Ridge where she served as the Environmental Safety, Health and Quality (ES&H) deputy manager. Alston has extensive experience developing, implementing and managing ES&H programs for DOE. The foundation of her career is built on 24 years at DOE's Savannah River site where she implemented and led ES&H programs. Alston is a Certified Hazards Material Manager and Professional Engineering Manager. She has a doctorate in industrial and system engineering and a master's degree in engineering management, both from the University of Alabama. Previously, Alston earned a master's degree in hazardous and waste materials management/environmental engineering from Southern Methodist University and a bachelor's degree in industrial hygiene and safety/chemistry from Saint Augustine's College.




KATHY BAKER brings more than 20 years of diverse experience to her role as Chief Financial Officer, which began in May 2012.  She has served in numerous senior operational management roles at Lawrence Livermore, including Work for Others Division manager, deputy controller, controller, and, most recently in addition to controller, acting associate director for the Planning and Financial Services Directorate. Prior to joining the Laboratory in 2001, she served as the business manager of the energy and environmental management group at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) from 1995-2001; and as the project control, contract administrator and contracting officer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory from 1984-1995. She has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Washington State University and a master's degree in organizational development from Central Washington University. She is a member of the National Contract Management Association and the Institute of Management Accountants. She reports to the director as LLNL CFO, as well as to the Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS) Board of Governors as the LLNS treasurer.




HAROLD CONNER, JR, has 40 years of Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) experience leading non-nuclear, nuclear, low-hazard and high-hazard operations. He has a record of cost effectively and safely managing and revitalizing facilities and infrastructure at Savannah River Site (SRS), Y-12, K-25, and Idaho National Laboratory Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). He was in a leading management role at SRS for Washington Group from 2000 to 2007, where he led infrastructure management, defense programs, nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear materials management and spent fuels. Conner is a Six Sigma champion and has achieved exemplary safety records at SRS. He also has received several DOE Secretary and NNSA awards for outstanding facilities accomplishments. Conner began his professional career at Lockheed Martin advancing from site manager to vice president of Environmental Safety, Health and Quality to executive vice president and chief operating officer with oversight responsibility of all INEEL operations, including nuclear and non-nuclear programs, environmental management, engineering, construction, maintenance, infrastructure services and emergency preparedness. Conner received his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee and his doctorate in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Alabama. He is a registered professional engineer in Tennessee and South Carolina, and is active in the National Organization for Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers and the Board of Public Education Partners in Aiken County, S.C.




DONA CRAWFORD has 35 years of computational R&D experience at Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national laboratories. As Associate Director for Computation at Lawrence Livermore, Crawford is responsible for a staff of approximately 900 who develop and deploy an integrated computing environment for petascale simulations of complex physical phenomena. This environment includes high-performance computers, scientific visualization facilities, high-performance storage systems, network connectivity, multi-resolution data analysis, mathematical models, scalable numerical algorithms, computer applications, and necessary services to enable Laboratory mission goals and scientific discovery through simulation. Prior to her LLNL appointment in July 2001, Crawford was with Sandia National Laboratories since 1976, serving on many leadership projects. Crawford co-chairs the board of directors of CRDF Global, and is on the advisory board for the Council on Competitiveness's High Performance Computing Initiative, IBM's Deep Computing Institute's external advisory board and Microsoft's Technical Computing External Advisory Council. She is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Association for Computing Machinery, and participates in community outreach activities to promote math and science. Crawford received the Computerworld Honors Award in 2006 and was named 2005 Woman of the Year in Science in Alameda County. She has a master's degree in operations research from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Redlands, California.





During his 25 yeas as an attorney, PAUL EHLENBACH has served as a senior corporate manager, private law firm partner and federal government attorney. He has extensive experience in protecting and utilizing intellectual property, and facilitating regulatory compliance and ethical conduct. Ehlenbach served as vice president and assistant general counsel at The Boeing Company, in Chicago, Ill., where for nine years he led the legal team responsible for defending and prosecuting litigation, conducting investigations and supporting a broad range of compliance activities. Prior to joining Boeing, he was a partner at Perkins Coie in Seattle and also served as a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, following a federal court clerkship. He holds a bachelor's of science degree in political science from Santa Clara University and received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.





GLENN FOX, has more than 20 years' experience working in physical, chemical and life sciences. As associate director of the Physical & Life Sciences directorate, he has responsibility for research and development, including nuclear, particle and accelerator science; condensed matter and high-pressure physics; fusion energy; medical physics and biophysics; earth sciences, chemistry optical sciences and instrumentation; and high-energy-density physics. Fox has served in a number of leadership roles at the Lab, including deputy associate director of Science & Technology, leader in the Chemical Sciences Division in Physical & Life Sciences as well the director of the Forensic Science Center. Fox has a doctorate and master's degree in inorganic chemistry from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Lewis and Clark College in Oregon.




ANANTHA KRISHNAN is the associate director of Engineering. As associate director of Engineering, he is responsible for leading a diverse organization that provides engineering science and technology to ensure the success of the Laboratory's programs and institutional goals. These efforts include both large- and small-scale systems and components engineering, computational code development and simulation, engineering design and requirements, specialty manufacturing, prototyping and assembly, experiment execution, and the operation of critical engineering facilities. Krishnan also oversees and directs engineering research and development activities in computational engineering, micro- and nanotechnologies, pulsed power, precision engineering, advanced diagnostics, and knowledge management systems. Krishnan came to the Lab in 2005 and worked as the director of the Office of Mission and Innovation, responsible for developing program that focus on high-risk/high impact research and development that exploits advanced and emerging technologies at the Laboratory. He has served as program director for Biosecurity, acting program director for Counterterrorism in the Office of Strategic Outcomes, and director of R&F in the Center for Micro- and Nanotechnology. Krishnan was a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency from 1999-2005. Krishnan earned his doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989, and has more than 60 publications in international journals and conferences.




JOHN LEWIS is a former special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he served for 30 years. Prior to leaving the FBI he was in charge of the Phoenix, Ariz., field office, where he was responsible for all operational activity in Arizona including counterterrorism, national security, criminal, special event preparedness and response, as well as community, cross-border, and media relations. Lewis has extensive experience leading personnel and management of operational and fiscal programs addressing international and domestic terrorism, counterintelligence, cyber crime, intelligence collection, and other federal criminal jurisdictional areas. During his tenure with the FBI, Lewis also was responsible for multi-agency special event planning/crisis response plans for events such as the 2006 Olympics in Italy, 2004 Olympics in Greece, 2004 G-8 Summit in Atlanta, and multiple NFL Super Bowls, NBA and Major League Baseball championships. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Southeastern University in Washington, D.C.




MARK MARTINEZ is the principal associate director for Operations and Business, an organization that includes supply chain management, technical information, strategic human resources, project management, project controls, property management, facility and infrastructure management, business management, maintenance management, emergency preparedness, environmental restoration, sustainable energy management and nuclear operations. Martinez joined the Laboratory in 1994, after holding positions at both Martin Marietta Systems and Westinghouse Idaho Nuclear Company in support of Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation activities at the Laboratory. He has held a progressive set of senior leadership roles, including test director positions; deputy program leader of the Nevada Experiments and Operations Program; program leader, Nuclear Materials Technology Program; and most recently, he served as the deputy principal associate director of operations for Weapons and Complex Integration. Martinez carried out a key assignment as the LLNL Institutional Work Planning and Control leader for several years, leading the assessment of institution-wide work control implementation. Martinez holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Brigham Young University, both in mechanical engineering.




MICHAEL MERRITT has more than 30 years of substantive experience in nuclear operations including Federal government service and within contractor organizations. He previously served as the LLNL Deputy Associate Director for Nuclear Operations. In this role, he managed efforts to enhance the safety and compliance of LLNL nuclear facilities and led the Nuclear Operations efforts for re-verification of Integrated Safety Management as the Functional Area Manager for nuclear operations, conduct of operations, and packaging and transportation. Merritt is also the chairman on several LLNL committees including the Radiation Safety and ALARA Committee, the co-chair of the Los Alamos/ Livermore Joint Nuclear Operations and Safety Council, and the Conduct of Operations Stakeholder Advisory Group. Prior to joining LLNL, Merritt served as the LLNL Site Representative for the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) where he was responsible nuclear safety oversight and representing the DNFSB to DOE/NNSA, government officials, and the public. Previously, Merritt was a member of the DNFSB’s senior staff in Washington, DC where he was responsible for operations to safely stabilize nuclear material across the DOE complex; including plutonium stabilization operations at the Savannah River Site, Rocky Flats, and Hanford. Before joining the DNFSB, Merritt worked within the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (Naval Reactors) as a project manager and senior nuclear engineer at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory supporting the overhaul and refueling of nuclear reactor prototypes. Merritt began his career at General Dynamics – Electric Boat Division, as a Nuclear Construction Engineer supporting the construction of OHIO Class (Trident) nuclear submarines. Merritt earned his master’s degree in nuclear engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his bachelor’s degree in ocean engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology. He is a member of the American Nuclear Society, the Heath Physics Society and the Alpha Nu Sigma - Nuclear Engineering Honor Society.




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MIKE PAYNE, the Associate Director for Business, has more than thirty years of experience in business and information technology functions. In 2012-2013, he also served in dual roles as Associate Director and the Laboratory's Acting Chief Information Officer. Payne joined Lawrence Livermore in October 2007 as Deputy Associate Director for Information Systems and Technology and Department Head for Information and Communications Services. Prior to joining the Laboratory, he held a variety of management positions throughout the Department of Energy (DOE) complex, including Chief Information Officer at the Nevada National Security Site and for DOE's Yucca Mountain Project. Payne has successfully led several implementations of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Under his direction, ERP teams used these suites of integrated applications to track and analyze the core business activities across an institution and streamline related processes and functions, including those for payroll and finance, property and supply chain management, project control, and human resources. Prior to this, Payne worked for IBM and the petrochemical industry. In 1978, he earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Science from Eastern New Mexico University.





HARRY SCHULTZ has 33 years of technical and personnel leadership experience and demonstrated program management and program development skills. He has lead project management teams in the areas of Conduct of Operations, Training, Operations, Startup Testing and Commissioning, Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS), Institutional Contract Reform and DOE Orders Reduction Initiatives. He has lead LLNL in obtaining ISO certifications in Operational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) and Environmental Management System (EMS), and is currently leading LLNL in obtaining Quality Management System (QMS) certification. As the Director of the Management Assurance System (MAS), he is responsible for maintaining, overseeing and ensuring continuous improvement of a credible Contractor Assurance System (CAS) and Quality Assurance Program. These efforts include the development of systems and tools for requirements management and institutional document management, assessment program management, issues and corrective action management, performance measurement management, performance analysis and reporting management, regulatory compliance management, and continuous improvement and process improvement management. Schultz previously served as Director ES&H Programs and Regulatory Support Service for Washington Group Idaho, Project Manager for Westinghouse Safety Management Solutions, and Manager for Site Operations Training at Westinghouse Savannah River Company. He joined the Lab in 2009 and was previously the Environmental Functional Area Manager.




CHARLES VERDON was named the principal associate director within the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in May 2013. In this role he is responsible for the management and coordination of weapons program activities within the Laboratory. Prior to this position Verdon was the principal deputy associate director within WCI and program director for Secondary Nuclear Design Program and the AX-Division leader. He was responsible for the management of the Lab’s effort to ensure national and global security by maintaining scientific and technical leadership in all aspects of thermonuclear weapon physics design and operation. As the AX Division Leader, Verdon was responsible for the management of a scientific effort that is at the core of the Secondary Nuclear Design Program and the scientific grand challenge effort of achieving ignition at the National Ignition Facility. Verdon is a fellow of the American Physical Society and was awarded the Excellence in Plasma Physics Research Award from the American Physical Society. He has chaired numerous committees and served as associate editor of Physics of Plasmas from 1998–2004. Verdon earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in nuclear engineering from the University of Arizona.




BRUCE WARNER has more than 32 years of experience working in management and leadership at the Laboratory. He currently serves as acting Principal Associate Director of Global Security, and is a member of the director's Senior Executive Team supporting the director in the management of Laboratory operations and programs. In his role as acting principal associate director, Warner is responsible for applying LLNL's multidisciplinary science and technology to anticipate, innovate and deliver responsive solutions for the nation's complex, global, national, homeland and energy security challenges. From 1999-2006 Warner served as a senior manager in the National Ignition Facility Programs Directorate. Prior to NIF, Warner was the program leader for the Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation program. Warner joined the Laboratory in 1979 as a physicist. He is an expert in laser based isotope separation and holds eight patents in laser technology and laser processing applications. He received his bachelor's degree in physics from the University of California at San Diego, and his master's and Ph.D. in in physics from the University of Colorado.




PETER J. (JEFF) K. WISOFF is the principal associate director of NIF and Photon Science. Wisoff came to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the fall of 2001 as a deputy associate project manager for systems engineering at the National Ignition Facility. In 2003, he became the associate project manager for small optical systems on NIF, which included responsibility for the front end of the laser and laser diagnostics. Prior to assuming the role of principal associate director he served as the principal deputy, managing the directorate operations team, which provides facility, information technology, environment, safety and health, security, and administrative services to the directorate. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 1976, Wisoff began his graduate work on the development of short wavelength lasers at Stanford University as a National Science Foundation graduate fellow. Upon completing his master's and doctorate degrees at Stanford in 1986, Wisoff joined the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Rice University. Selected as an astronaut by NASA in January 1990, Wisoff is a veteran of four space shuttle flights. He conducted three spacewalks totaling almost 20 hours that included testing tools for the first Hubble Telescope repair mission, construction of the International Space Station, and the test flight of an astronaut jet pack. Wisoff has received a number of honors with NASA, including the NASA Distinguished Service Medal (2001) and four NASA Space Flight Medals (2000, 1997, 1994, and 1993).



ART WONG joined the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 1979, and has held numerous positions in Human Resources, including service as deputy associate director, Strategic Human Capital Management. Wong is a highly qualified senior human resource professional and executive with extensive Laboratory background and broad experience working with the Department of Energy, local community leaders, academia on the national level and with DOE complex-wide human resource professionals. He has championed many initiatives including the development and implementation of leadership and management development programs, strategic recruiting and succession planning, work-life and diversity programs and integrated human resources information systems. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and a master's degree in human resources and organization development from the University of San Francisco.



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