Dori Ellis

Associate Labs Director for Sandia California

Dori Ellis

As the Associate Labs Director for Sandia National Laboratories California site, Dori Ellis provides leadership and management direction for the site, with primary responsibility for energy technologies, biosciences, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and support to weapon systems engineering.

Prior to her current role, Dori spent nearly 40 years working with government (federal, state, and foreign), industry, and academic customers, including 33 years at Sandia National Laboratories, with programmatic responsibility across four mission areas. Most recently, Dori served as Executive Director, National Laboratories Operations for the University of California, Office of the President. She also served as Director, Strategic Development Office for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

During her tenure at Sandia, Dori served as Principal Staff Director; Chief Operations Officer for Defense Systems & Assessments; Director of the Global Security Line of Business/International Security, Transportation Surety, Nuclear Waste Management, and Nuclear Reactor Technology Centers; and in a variety of manager and senior manager positions.

In addition, Dori served as the U.S. representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency Advisory Board on Nuclear Security and as an advisor to the U.S. and Russian Academies of Science.

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