Esther S. Hernandez
Chief Diversity Officer, Sandia National Laboratories

Recruitment I Panelist
Esther S. Hernandez is a senior manager serving as the chief diversity officer for Sandia Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, which manages and operates Sandia National Laboratories under contract to the United States Department of Energy National Laboratories. As the diversity and inclusion chief officer, she is responsible for all matters concerning diversity, inclusion, equal employment opportunity, and affirmative action. Hernandez has spend more than 28 years at the laboratories gaining experience in Sandia's Chief Financial, Human Resources & Communications, and Mission Technologies Organizations. She has served as a co-chair for Sandia's Women's Action Network, an employee resources group committed to building a positive and welcoming work environment for all women through advocacy, awareness, philanthropy, and networking opportunities. Hernandex also serves as co-chair for Sandia's Military Support Committee dedicated to engaging all levels of the work force to createe and foster a military-friendly community and culture. Hernandez served on the Lockheed Martin Hispanic Leadership Council, is a member of Sandia's Hispanic Leadership Committee, and serves as a lead for Sandia's Outreach and Networking Resources Groups. She received her bachelor's degree in business administration from New Mexico State University and was awarded a master's in business administration from the University of New Mexico.