Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC

LLNS Community Gift Program ceremony

Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC Overseeing management and operation of the Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration

LLNS is a limited liability company managed by Bechtel National, Inc.; the University of California; BWXT Government Group, Inc.; and AECOM Energy & Construction, Inc. Battelle Memorial Institute also participates in LLNS as a teaming subcontractor. Cutting-edge science is enhanced through the expertise of the University of California and its 10 campuses and LLNS' affiliation with the Texas A&M University system.



Charlene Zettel

Board Chair

Regent, University of California; Former California State Assembly Member representing the 75th Assembly District; Former Director of the California Department of Consumer Affairs; Former Chief Executive Officer of Donate Life California; Former Interim CEO for the San Diego/Imperial Counties Region of the American Red Cross, now serving as Vice-Chair of the American Red Cross Board of Directors

Barbara Rusinko

Board Vice Chair

President of Bechtel Nuclear, Security & Environmental, Inc.

Peggy McCullough

Senior Vice President/General Manager, Nuclear Security & Operations Bechtel National, Inc.

Craig Leasure

Associate Vice President for National Laboratories, University of California, Office of the President

Heatherly Dukes

President, BWX Technical Services Group, Inc.

Robert Powell

Chair of the Science and Technology Committee

Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and of Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis


Michael Anastasio

Member of the Mission Committee

Laboratory Director (Emeritus), Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories

Robert DeGrasse

Chair of the Business, Operations, and Security Committee

Vice President and Manager, Government Affairs, Bechtel Global Corporation


Kevin Chilton

Member of Mission Committee

General, U.S. Air Force (Retired)

Donald Kintzer

Chair of the Ethics and Audit Committee

Partner (Retired), PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Steven Koonin

Chair of the Mission Committee

University Professor, New York University

Richard Mies

Member of the Mission Committee

Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired); Former Commander in Chief, U.S. Strategic Command



National security leaders past and present paid tribute to Ambassador Linton Brooks as he was presented the John S. Foster Jr. Medal in November 2019. Brooks was recognized for his exceptional leadership in advancing U.S. national security as a strategic thinker and ambassador for arms control, a visionary administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, and a dedicated nuclear submarine officer. He is the 5th recipient of the Foster Medal, which is administered by LLNS and honors exceptional service in support of U.S. nuclear security.