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Lawrence Livermore director Kim Budil was featured on the “Power 100” list published by the San Francisco Business Times. 2023 marked the inaugural release of the list, which highlights exceptional business leaders in California’s Bay Area. Budil was noted for supporting employees, customers, industries, and communities associated with Lawrence Livermore; propelling the Laboratory’s vision for mission-driven science and technology development; and representing the Laboratory to affiliates and governing agencies.
William Evans, the Physics Division leader in Livermore’s Physical and Life Sciences Directorate, was selected to serve on the board of directors for the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation. The foundation accelerates solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges, from enhancing national security to improving human health, and it offers the highly competitive Hertz fellowship, which Evans completed earlier in his career. Evans’s research into the physical and chemical effects of materials under extreme conditions furthers the organization’s interest in solving complex problems of national security.
The American Chemical Society (ACS) selected Annie Kersting to a three-year term as vice chair of the Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, graduating to program chair by the term’s conclusion. Kersting’s research focuses on geochemical mechanisms of actinide transport in the environment. At ACS, she will support the arrangement of national meetings and raise researchers’ awareness of national laboratory career opportunities.
The publication HPCWire named Terri Quinn one of its “People to Watch” in 2023. Quinn is the Deputy Associate Director for High Performance Computing (HPC) where she oversees programs providing computing services to Livermore scientists. The distinction recognizes HPC professionals who play leading roles in driving innovation within their specialty and make significant contributions to society. Having previously served as a U.S. Navy lieutenant, Quinn’s subsequent computing-focused role has spanned several programs with direct national security applications, including preparations for the exascale El Capitan system.