Kimberly S. Budil
VP for Office of the National Laboratories, University of California, Office of the President

Retention II Panelist
Kimberly S. Budil is the vice president for national laboratories at the University of California (UC), Office of the President. She is the university’s lead executive for the management oversight of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). She serves as an executive committee governor on the boards of governors of the Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC and the Los Alamos National Security LLC, the managing companies for LLNL and LANL. In addition, she is a member of the LBNL Advisory Board and chairs the LBNL Contract Assurance Council. Budil was formerly the N program manager in the Global Security Principal Directorate at LLNL where she was responsible for the nuclear counterterrorism program. This portfolio included threat assessment, pre- and post-detonation nuclear forensics, nuclear incident response and reachback, and nuclear detection and countermeasures research, and was supported by agencies across the government. Budil joined LLNL in 1987 as a graduate student in the Department of Applied Science at UC Davis and has held a variety of positions across the laboratory working in Weapons and Complex Integration, National Ignition Facility, Physical and Life Sciences, and Global Security. She served twice as a detailee in Washington D.C., first spending two years at National Nuclear Security Administration in the Office of Defense Science and then nearly two years as a senior advisor to the Under Secretary for Science at the U.S. Department of Energy.