Deputy Laboratories Director and 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 (Sandia) in Albuquerque, NM. She is responsible for ensuring that all Mission Support programs are integrated and that they enable mission delivery. Sandia’s Mission Support programs include business operations, information technology (IT) services, human resources, legal, corporate governance, communications, ES&H, security, facilities, audit, and ethics.
Kim also serves as the Sandia Board of Directors’ Investment Committee Chair, the National Laboratory Chief Operating Officer’s Chair, a member of the NNSA Operations Council, and a member of the DOE Laboratory Operations Board.
Kim reorganized Sandia’s Mission Support programs to bolster their effectiveness for supporting the evolving responsibilities of a 21st century government-owned, contractor-operated national laboratory. The restructure included the following: 1) elevating the CIO and IT services to a leadership position to oversee the critical areas of computing and network services and cyber security; 2) creating the positions of corporate risk officer and chief privacy officer to help safeguard Sandia and its employees; 3) strengthening corporate governance and assurance; 4) implementing greater efficiencies within Sandia’s business operations; and 5) controlling customer costs; and 6) applying cost savings toward mission delivery.
Kim was previously Vice President for Technical Operations at Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems & Sensors. She led an engineering and technology workforce of 6,700, responsible for more than 300 complex programs for advanced platforms and weapons, C4ISR, global sustainment, and sensors and growth areas such as international, laser applications, and rail and port security. Kim has extensive IT experience in roles such as CIO, project management, systems analysis, and software engineering. She has been instrumental in initiating organizational and cultural change, developing relationships with customers, advocating innovation, and cost cutting. She has industry experience with DuPont, TRW, Xerox, Coca-Cola Enterprises, and BAE Systems (formerly Lockheed Martin Sanders).
Kim earned her MS in Mathematics and Computing from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 1989, and a BS in Business Administration from Robert Morris University. She serves as a board member for Albuquerque Economic Development, Inc., the Economic Forum of Albuquerque, and the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation. She is Chair for United Way of Central New Mexico (UWCNM), where she served as the 2012 Campaign Chair, raising more than $28 million. Kim received the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s 2013 Alumni Award for the School of Sciences and the 2013 New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Award. She is also a member of Women in Defense.
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