Jun 7, 2007
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory named the members of its governing board on Thursday.
The governing board includes:
* University of California Regent Gerald Parsky, who will be chairman. He's chairman of the Aurora Capital Group in Los Angeles.
* Tom Hash, a Bechtel Corp. executive, who will be vice chairman.
* Bruce Darling, a U.C. executive who is also on the governing board at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.
* Preston Rahe, a Washington Group International Inc. executive.
Former Secretary of Defense William Perry, now a professor at Stanford University, is one of six advisory board members. So is John Gordon, who was an administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration and homeland security adviser to President George W. Bush.
Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC is taking over formal management of Livermore Lab on Oct. 1, though it is already making changes at the institution, one of the United States' atomic weapons research laboratories. The management group is a team including the University of California, San Francisco-based Bechtel Corp., Boise, Idaho-based Washington Group International (which is being bought by San Francisco-based URS Corp.), Lynchburg, Va.-based BWX Technologies and Columbus, Ohio-based Battelle.
George Miller, the lab's director, is president of the management company and will keep his job as lab director under the new contract.