Deputy Laboratories Director and Executive Vice President for Mission Support
Kimberly (Kim) Conroy Sawyer is the Deputy Laboratories Director and Executive Vice President for Mission Support at Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) in Albuquerque, NM. Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory managed and operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. Sandia also has a presence in California, Nevada, Texas, Washington DC, and Hawaii.
Kim is responsible for Sandia’s business operations, finance, information technology (IT) services, infrastructure operations, human resources, legal, corporate governance, communications, ES&H, security, facilities, audit, and ethics.
Kim was previously Vice President for Technical Operations at Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems & Sensors, where she led an engineering and technology workforce of 6,700. Her team was responsible for over 300 complex programs for advanced platforms and weapons, C4ISR, global sustainment, and sensors and growth areas such as international, rail and port security, and laser applications.
Kim has extensive IT experience in roles such as CIO, IT management, information resource management, project management, systems analysis, software engineering, application development, and outsourcing. She has been instrumental in initiating organizational and cultural change, developing relationships with customers, advocating innovation, and cost cutting. Additionally, she has industry experience with DuPont, TRW, Xerox, Coca-Cola Enterprises, and BAE Systems.
Kim earned her MS in Mathematics and Computing from the University of Massachusetts in 1989, and a BS in Business Administration from Robert Morris University. She serves as a board member for Albuquerque Economic Development, Inc., and the Economic Forum of Albuquerque. She is also Vice–Chair for United Way of Central New Mexico (UWCNM), where she served as the 2012 Campaign Chair, raising over $28M. In addition, Kim is a member of the Society of Women Engineers and Women in Defense.
In August 2012, Kim was nominated for the “Women Worth Watching” award and appeared in the Sept/Oct issue of Diversity Journal. In November 2012, she was nominated for the Albuquerque Business First “Women of Influence” award.
Kim resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her husband, Tony. She participates in a variety of volunteer programs, including Habitat for Humanity.
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