WASHINGTON, D.C. – Alice C. Williams, the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA's) associate administrator for infrastructure and environment, has been named the new Livermore Site Office manager, effective November 1, 2008. The site office provides federal oversight over Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, which manages the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA's) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
"Alice has served in the federal government for twenty years and has tackled challenging issues both in the field, and here at headquarters," said NNSA Administrator Thomas D'Agostino. "Her involvement in major initiatives on environmental issues and the consolidation of nuclear weapons material have impressed me, and I know she will do an excellent job managing the Livermore Site Office."
Williams received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Montana State University and a Master of Engineering degree in chemical engineering from the University of Idaho.
Williams replaces Camille Yuan-Soo Hoo who has served as the site office manager since December 2002. She will become a senior advisor leading a series of financial and contract management studies critical to interagency partnerships and initiatives in support of Complex Transformation, NNSA's vision for a smaller, safer, more secure and less expensive nuclear weapons complex.
"Camille has overseen a remarkable change in the diversity of Livermore's mission, as well as the historic 2007 change in the laboratory's management," said NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs Robert Smolen, referring to the selection of the new contractor after the previous one had been in place since 1952. "I appreciate her efforts as site office manager and look forward to her contributions as we move forward."
Thad Konopnicki, deputy associate administrator for infrastructure and environment will become associate administrator, which consists of the Offices of Infrastructure and Facilities Management, Project Management and Systems Support, Environmental Projects and Operations, and Nuclear Materials Integration. Konopnicki has over eleven years of senior executive service experience with the government.
Konopnicki has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia, a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Boston University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Dallas.
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