Throughout its history, Sandia has been guided by the core
principle of — in the words of President Harry Truman — providing
"exceptional service in the national interest."
President & Laboratories Director
Paul Hommert is the director of Sandia National Laboratories and president of Sandia Corporation. Sandia has principal sites in Albuquerque, N.M., and Livermore, Calif., an annual budget of $2.6 billion, and approximately 10,000 employees.
Deputy Laboratories Director & Executive Vice President for Mission Support
Kimberly (Kim) C. Sawyer is the deputy Laboratories director and executive vice president for Mission Support at Sandia National Laboratories. She is responsible for ensuring that all Mission Support programs are integrated and that they enable mission delivery.
Deputy Laboratories Director & Executive Vice President for National Security Programs
J. Stephen (Steve) Rottler is the Deputy Laboratories Director and Executive Vice President, National Security Programs at Sandia National Laboratories. In this role, he leads the Laboratories’ Nuclear Weapon Program Management Unit and is the Senior Intelligence Executive with responsibility for several national security-related functions.
Bonnie Apodaca is CFO and vice president of Business Operations at Sandia National Laboratories. As a member of Sandia’s senior executive leadership team, she’s responsible for developing and executing financial strategies, teaming with others on the leadership team to build relationships with key customers, cultivate and develop new business, and provide reach-back to Lockheed Martin corporate resources.
Michael Hazen is vice president of the Infrastructure Operations Division and serves as chief security officer at Sandia National Laboratories. His line responsibilities includes overseeing Radiation Protection, Waste Management, Environment, Safety, and Health; Security and Emergency Management, International Travel; and Facilities Management and Operations.
Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Elizabeth (Becky) D. Krauss is vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary at Sandia National Laboratories. She is responsible for managing Sandia’s legal activities, encompassing areas such as general corporate law; employment and labor relations; taxes and benefits; environmental, safety and health; procurement; intellectual property; technology transfer; and litigation management.
Robert (Rob) Leland is vice president, Science and Technology, and chief technology officer at Sandia National Laboratories. Leland is the executive responsible for leadership and management of corporate research and development, and capabilities stewardship. He is also responsible for leadership of technology transfer and strategic research relationships with universities, industry, and the state of New Mexico.
Vice President for Human Resources and Communications
Melonie Parker is vice president of Human Resources and Communications at Sandia National Laboratories. Melonie is responsible for the leadership and labs-wide management of human resources, health, benefits, and employee services. Melonie is also responsible for Sandia’s communication efforts which include planning, strategy, executive communications, media relations, external branding, community affairs and internal communications.
James Peery is Vice President for Defense Systems and Assessments (DS&A) at Sandia National Laboratories. DS&A is responsible for developing and integrating advanced science and technology into state-of-the art systems for the National Nuclear Security Administration, the Department of Defense, and other national security agencies. Areas of focus include nuclear weapons electronics; integrated military systems; information operations; proliferation assessments; remote sensing and verification; space missions; surveillance and reconnaissance; and science and technology products.
Gary A. Sanders
Vice President, Weapons Engineering and Product Realization, Chief Engineer for Nuclear Weapons
Gary A. Sanders is Vice President of Weapons Engineering and Product Realization and the Chief Engineer for Nuclear Weapons at Sandia National Laboratories. He is the executive responsible for leading the sustainment, maintenance and assessment of the current nuclear weapons stockpile warhead systems and components; modernization life extension programs and alterations; exploration of advanced weapon architectures and technologies; pursuit of engineering excellence improvements; and assisting the Executive Vice President and Laboratory Director in the formulation of Sandia nuclear weapons policy and strategy.
Information Technology (IT) Services & Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Michael Vahle is vice president of Information Technology (IT) Services and chief information officer (CIO). Michael is responsible for the vision and leadership of Sandia’s information technology, information management, and cybersecurity strategy.
Vice President, California Laboratory & Energy and Climate
Marianne Walck is vice president of Sandia’s California laboratory and serves as lead for the Laboratories’ Energy and Climate business unit. The California laboratory’s principal programs include nuclear weapons stewardship; homeland security with a focus on defending against weapons of mass destruction; combustion, transportation and hydrogen energy research; biology; and advanced computational and information systems.