Dori Ellis

Integrated Security Solutions Associate Labs Director

Dori Ellis

As the Associate Labs Director for Integrated Security Solutions at Sandia National Laboratories, Dori Ellis provides leadership and management direction for Sandia’s California Laboratory and the Energy, Earth, and Complex Systems Center, which includes staff in New Mexico, Texas, and Alaska. In addition, she has primary responsibility for Sandia’s Energy and Homeland Security mission portfolio, as well as for California weapon systems engineering.

Dori has an extensive career working in national security, including more than 30 years at Sandia. Most recently, Dori served as Executive Director, National Laboratories Operations, for the University of California, Office of the President. Prior to that role, as the Associate Director at Large for the Strategic Development Office at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Dori fostered a strong working relationship between the National Nuclear Security Administration and other federal agencies to expand interagency national security collaborations.

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

Dori is a charter member of the National Women's History Museum and a board member for the California Council on Science and Technology, the Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium, and the Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines Initiative. She has been the U.S. representative to the International Atomic Energy Advisory Board on Nuclear Security and an advisor to the U.S. and Russian Academies of Science.

A graduate of the University of New Mexico, Dori holds bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering.

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