Acting National Security Programs Associate Labs Director
As the National Security Programs Acting Associate Labs Director for Sandia National Laboratories, Johnathon Huff 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. Johnathon manages a team of over 2,000 employees and an estimated $850M budget. He is passionate about developing the next generation of STEM leaders and serves as the Georgia Tech Executive Champion for Research and Recruiting partnerships.
Previously, Johnathon served as the Director of Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) and Chief of Safety since 2019. He has more than a decade of experience as an engineering and operations leader developing technology and integrating safety throughout the system development lifecycle, from research and development to high volume manufacturing.
Johnathon joined Sandia in 2011 as a systems and electrical engineer developing technologies for the Department of Defense and performing analysis for nuclear weapons components. While in National Security Programs earlier in his Sandia career, he led a portfolio of research and development programs ranging from cyber security to manufacturing.
In his most recent senior manager role, Johnathon led the Microsystems Engineering, Science, and Applications Center Heterogeneous Integration strategy development and a portfolio encompassing research, development, and production of Microelectromechanical Systems, Radio Frequency Microsystems, and Focal Plane Arrays. Prior to joining Sandia, Johnathon worked for Lockheed Martin as an international program manager and systems engineer, and for Intel as a process engineer.
Johnathon is a graduate of Harvard University’s Strategies for Leading Successful Change Initiatives, has published several articles, and was recognized by Albuquerque Business First as a 40 Under Forty honoree.
He is a certified safety manager and a certified project management professional. Johnathon received his bachelor’s degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s from Drexel University, both in electrical engineering. He earned his doctorate in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Mississippi State University.
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