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".
Deputy Laboratories Director – Chief Operating Officer
Deputy Labs Director and Chief Operating Officer David Gibson provides leadership, oversight, management direction, and execution to implement the Labs Director’s strategic vision for safe and secure operations at Sandia.
Deputy Laboratories Director for Nuclear Deterrence – Chief Technology Officer
As Deputy Laboratories Director for Nuclear Deterrence and Chief Technology Officer, Laura McGill leads programs to meet the nuclear weapons modernization schedule and assure the reliability of the existing stockpile.
Brian E. Carter
Human Resources & Communications Executive Director & Chief Human Resources Officer
As the Executive Director of Human Resources and Communications, Brian E. Carter also serves as Sandia National Laboratories’ Chief Human Resources Officer. He is responsible for ensuring that Human Resources, Communications and Employee Health Services operate efficiently to provide key Labs services in support of mission delivery.
William S. Elias II
Executive Director Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary of NTESS, LLC
William Elias is the Executive Director of the Legal Division and Chief Legal Officer for Sandia National Laboratories. He also serves as Corporate Secretary of NTESS, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc. NTESS operates Sandia National Laboratories as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.
National Security Programs Associate Labs Director
As the Associate Laboratories Director for National Security Programs, Deborah Frincke manages Strategic Partnership projects for the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal departments and agencies, Strategic Intelligence Partnership Projects for the U.S. Intelligence Community, and programs for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence.
Nuclear Deterrence Stockpile Management, Components and Production Associate Labs Director & Chief Engineer for Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear Deterrence Stockpile Management, Components and Production Associate Labs Director and Chief Engineer for Nuclear Weapons Steve Girrens is responsible for the safety, surety, and reliability of the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile.
Nuclear Deterrence Modernization and Future Systems Associate Labs Director & Chief Systems Engineer
As the Nuclear Deterrence Modernization and Future Systems Associate
Laboratories Director and Chief Systems Engineer, Rita Gonzales ensures systems level execution of Life Extension Programs and Alterations while serving as the primary Sandia interface with leadership at other NNSA sites.
Infrastructure & Security Operations Associate Laboratories Director
As Associate Laboratories Director for Infrastructure & Security Operations, Jeff supports the laboratories objectives by providing clean, well maintained, and operable facilities, lifecycle capital asset management, and comprehensive security services.
Global Security Associate Laboratories Director
As the Associate Labs Director for Global Security at Sandia National Laboratories, Justine Johannes leads the Global Security portfolio, including global threat reduction, nuclear risk reduction, and nonproliferation and international security programs.
Douglas B. Kothe
Advanced Science and Technology and Chief Research Officer, Associate Labs Director
As the Associate Labs Director for Advanced Science and Technology and Chief Research Officer, Douglas Kothe leads numerous science programs, environmental technologies, computing, modeling and simulation laboratory-directed research and development, user facilities, and academic programs
Integrated Security Solutions, Associate Labs Director
As Integrated Security Solutions Associate Labs Director, Andrew McIlroy provides leadership and management direction for Sandia’s California Laboratory, including Livermore Valley weapon systems and component engineering. He also holds primary responsibility for Sandia’s Energy & Homeland Security portfolio, encompassing activities in California, New Mexico, Texas, Alaska, and beyond.
Information Engineering Executive Director & Chief Information Officer
As the Information Engineering Executive Director and Chief Information Officer, John Zepper provides leadership in quality and performance assurance, cybersecurity and mission computing, surety engineering and weapons quality, and information technology services.