About

Leadership

Sandia National Laboratories aerial view

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."

Stephen Younger

Stephen Younger

Laboratories Director

Labs Director Stephen Younger provides leadership and management direction for the safe, secure execution of all Sandia missions. 

David Douglass

David Douglass

Deputy Laboratories Director

Deputy Labs Director Dave Douglass provides leadership, oversight, management direction, and execution to implement the Labs Director's strategic vision for safe, secure operations at Sandia. 

Scott Aeilts

Scott Aeilts

Mission Services Associate Labs Director

Mission Services Associate Labs Director Scott Aeilts leads financial management systems, business excellence and process improvements, work authorization systems, information technology, purchasing, and other administrative services.

Mike Burns

Mike Burns

National Security Programs Associate Labs Director

National Security Programs Associate Labs Director Mike Burns manages Strategic Partnership projects for the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal government departments and agencies, Strategic Intelligence Partnership projects for the U.S. Intelligence Community, and industrial partnerships. 

Will Elias

William S. Elias II

General Counsel and NTESS Secretary

William S. Elias II is the General Counsel and Secretary of National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (NTESS), 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.

Steve Girrens

Steve Girrens

Nuclear Deterrence Associate Labs Director & Chief Engineer for Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear Deterrence Associate Labs Director and Nuclear Weapons Chief Engineer Steve Girrens leads the nuclear weapons program, which includes stockpile management and stewardship, research and development, systems planning and integration, manufacturing of assigned components, and technical support for National Nuclear Security Administration weapon production plants.

Susan Seestrom

Susan Seestrom

Advanced Science & Technology
Associate Labs Director &
Chief Research Officer

Advanced Science & Technology Associate Labs Director and Chief Research Officer Susan Seestrom manages multiple science programs, environmental technologies, computing, modeling and simulation laboratory-directed research and development, user facilities, and education programs.

Doug Bruder

Doug Bruder

Global Security Associate Labs Director

Global Security Associate Labs Director Doug Bruder leads the defense nuclear nonproliferation portfolio, including global threat reduction, nuclear risk reduction, and nonproliferation and international security programs. 

John Clymo

John Clymo

Infrastructure Operations Associate Labs Director & Chief Security Officer

Infrastructure Operations Associate Labs Director and Chief Security Officer John Clymo provides leadership to effectively and efficiently manage infrastructure operations, including safeguards and security, environmental restoration and waste management, laboratory facilities and construction, and emergency management.

Dori Ellis

Dori Ellis

Integrated Security Solutions Associate Labs Director

Integrated Security Solutions Associate Labs Director 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.

John Myers

John Myers

Human Resources and Communications Senior Director

Human Resources and Communications Senior Director John Myers is responsible for ensuring that Human Resources, Communications, and Employee Health Services operate efficiently to provide key Labs services in support of mission delivery.

Mark Sellers

Mark Sellers

Mission Assurance Associate Labs Director

Mission Assurance Associate Labs Director Mark Sellers leads a new division that focuses on quality assurance, contractor assurance, cybersecurity, mission computing, and surety engineering and weapons quality.