Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC


LIVERMORE, Calif., June 7, 2007 — Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) today announced its board of governors, a group of outstanding scientific, academic, national security and business leaders from across the nation.

LLNS’ management team includes Bechtel, the University of California, BWX Technologies, Washington Group and Battelle. The Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration selected LLNS in early May to manage and operate Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory beginning Oct 1. George Miller, the current Laboratory director, is the LLNS president and will remain director Oct. 1.

“This is an engaged board of governors who are proven leaders with expertise that will take Lawrence Livermore far into the future,” said LLNS Board of Governors Chairman Gerald Parsky. “We have assembled a team of experts in scientific research and development, business management and operations, national security and nuclear safety to provide the best support to the Laboratory, our LLNS president and his team.”

Tom Hash, president of Bechtel Systems and Infrastructure, will serve as vice chair of the board.

“This board will help ensure LLNS delivers the best combination of scientific and business management expertise,” Hash said.

In addition to Parsky and Hash, the LLNS board’s executive committee currently includes Bruce Darling, Preston Rahe and Craig Weaver. There also are six advisory board members: Sidney Drell, John Gordon, William Madia, Richard Mies, Nick Moore and William Perry.

At the University of California’s July meeting of the UC Board of Regents, Chairman Richard Blum and UC President Robert C. Dynes will recommend William Frazer be appointed to the LLNS board on behalf of the university. Frazer is a theoretical physicist, professor emeritus of physics at UC Berkeley and former UC senior vice president for academic affairs. He will serve on the LLNS executive committee.

Members will serve on seven committees – Mission, Science & Technology, Nuclear Weapons Complex Integration, Business & Operations, Ethics & Audit, Nominations & Compensation and Safeguards & Security.

LLNS Board of Governors biographical sketches
Gerald Parsky
is chairman of the Aurora Capital Group, a Los Angeles-based investment firm, and currently serves on the Board of Regents of the University of California, the world's largest academic research institution. Parsky also serves as chair of the Board of Governors of Los Alamos National Security LLC (LANS). From 1974-1977 he served as assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department, where he was responsible for all of the department's international affairs. Parsky has served on advisory bodies serving three presidents and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Tom Hash is chairman and president of Bechtel Systems and Infrastructure, Inc., Bechtel Corporation’s government services unit. He also is a senior vice president of Bechtel Group, Inc. He serves as vice chair of the Board of Governors of LANS where he is chair of the
Safeguards and Security Committee. Under Hash’s leadership Bechtel has achieved double-digit growth in the government sector, winning engineering, construction and operations contracts for important U.S. government projects including reconstruction of vital infrastructure in Iraq. Prior to joining Bechtel in 1996, Hash was president of Babcock and Wilcox’s Federal Services Company.

Bruce Darling is executive vice president for university affairs for the University of California. In 2003, in addition to his university affairs responsibilities, Darling was UC’s interim vice president-laboratory management, responsible for UC’s management oversight of three national laboratories — Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence ­Berkeley. Previously, Darling served as vice chancellor for development and university relations at UC San Diego, and as special assistant to the director of the National Science Foundation. He also serves on the Board of Governors of LANS, where he is chair of the Nominations and Compensation Committee.

William Frazer is senior vice president, emeritus of the University of California and professor of physics emeritus, UC Berkeley. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American University of Armenia, and chairs the external advisory panel for the UC-Caltech Thirty-Meter Telescope project. He also is a member of the Board of Governors of Los Alamos National Security, LLC. From 1981 to 1991 he was provost of UC's campus system. In addition to academic planning for and admissions to the University, his responsibilities included oversight of the scientific programs of the Los Alamos, Livermore, and Berkeley national laboratories.

Preston Rahe is the president of Washington Group International’s Energy & Environment Business Unit. He previously served as executive vice president for strategic development for the business unit. Additionally, he serves as chairman of the board of Washington Safety Management Solutions, a subsidiary he helped found in 1997.  His nine-year career with Washington Group has included a number of positions in nuclear licensing and safety management, including technical director of the restart of the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site K-Reactor.

Craig Weaver is executive vice president and manager of strategy, marketing and business development for Bechtel Systems and Infrastructure, Inc. and Bechtel National, Inc. He serves on the Board of Governors of LANS, where he is chair of its Business and Operations Committee. In addition, he serves on the board of managers for several companies that manage and operate Department of Energy sites, including Bechtel SAIC Company, LLC; BWXT Y-12, LLC and Washington Savannah River Company.

Advisory board members
Sidney Drell
is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and professor of theoretical physics (emeritus) at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), Stanford University. Drell, who served as SLAC’s deputy director until retiring in 1998, has been active as an adviser to the executive and legislative branches of government on national security and defense technical issues. He is a founding member of JASON, a group of academic scientists who consult for the government on issues of national importance, and a member of the Board of Governors of LANS, where is he is vice chair of the Mission Committee and a member of the Nominations and Compensation Committee.

John Gordon served in the White House as the president’s homeland security adviser from June 2003-June 2004 and as deputy national security adviser for counterterrorism from June 2002-June 2003. Prior to joining the White House, he served as the first administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration and under secretary of the Department of Energy, responsible for the nation’s nuclear weapons program. As an Air Force four-star general, he was the deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency from October 1997 to June 2000. Gordon’s served in the Air Force for 32 years.

William Madia is executive vice president for laboratory operations at Battelle, a world leader in science and technology. He has been a leader in research and research management at Battelle with experience encompassing the full technology deployment process, from research and development to application and commercialization. Madia is the former director of two national laboratories -- Oak Ridge in Tennessee and Pacific Northwest in Washington.

Richard Mies is the president and chief executive officer of Hicks and Associates, Inc. He serves concurrently as the deputy group manager of the Transformation, Training, Test and Logistics Group at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Prior to this assignment, Mies was a senior vice president and head of the Strategies and Security Sector in SAIC, a high-technology research and engineering company. Adm. Mies joined SAIC after completing a distinguished 35-year career in the U.S. Navy. He commanded U.S. Strategic Command for four years prior to retirement. As commander in chief, he was directly responsible for the command and control of the nation’s strategic nuclear forces supporting the national security objective of strategic deterrence.

Nicholas G. Moore is the recently retired global chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers, the professional services firm formed in July 1998 by the merger of Coopers & Lybrand LLP and Price Waterhouse. Moore most recently served as chairman of Coopers & Lybrand International as well as chairman and CEO of Coopers & Lybrand LLP (the U.S. firm). Following the merger, he served as chief executive officer of the U.S. firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers and for three years as global chairman of PwC. He also serves on the Board of Governors of LANS, where he is chair of the Audit Committee.

 William Perry, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, is the Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor at Stanford University, with a joint appointment in the School of Engineering and the Institute for International Studies, where he is co-director of the Preventive Defense Project, a research collaboration of Stanford and Harvard universities. Perry was the 19 th U.S. Secretary of Defense, serving from February 1994 to January 1997. His previous government experience was as deputy secretary of defense (1993–94) and undersecretary of defense for research and engineering (1977–81). He also serves on the board of LANS, where he is chair of the Mission Committee.

The LLNS team was formed to manage and operate Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory by entities renowned for their expertise and accomplishments throughout the DOE nuclear weapons complex and beyond. Bechtel is the largest project management contractor in the United States. The University of California is the world’s largest academic research institution. BWX Technologies and Washington Group International are the top two DOE nuclear facilities contractors and between them manage and operate four of DOE’s five safest sites. Battelle is a global leader in science and technology and commercializes technology, performs contract research and manages laboratories for government and industry. The team also includes Texas A&M University, which provides programs in homeland security and national security.

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