Hruber named Sandia director, president

Jill Hruby will be the next president and director of Sandia National Labs
Jill Hruby will be the next president and director of Sandia National Labs | Courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories
Sandia National Laboratories has announced that Jill Hruby has been selected as the lab's next president and director, and that her role will begin July 17.

She will be taking the place of Paul Hommert, who is retiring. According to the lab, Hruby will be the first woman to lead one of the three national labs that fall under the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

“The board looked at a number of outstanding candidates,” Sandia Board of Directors Chairman Rick Ambrose said. “We saw right away that Jill has the right combination of technical expertise and strategic vision to lead Sandia into the future. With more than three decades of experience at Sandia, she understands the core national security missions and scientific foundations that are fundamental to the labs’ success.”

Hruby has served with the lab for 32 years. In her current role, she serves as the vice president who oversees the lab's activity in security that includes homeland security, energy, biological, chemical and nuclear issues.

“I embrace the opportunity to maintain the U.S. nuclear deterrent and lead Sandia in solving the difficult security challenges we face as a nation," Hruby said. "I’m proud to be the first woman to lead an NNSA laboratory, but mostly I’m proud to represent the people and work of this great lab."

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