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Executive Director

Dave Lyons, Executive Director, leads institutional initiatives and provides oversight for numerous Laboratory organizations.


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David C. Lyons

Dave Lyons, Executive Director

David C. Lyons became Los Alamos National Laboratory Executive Director in April 2016. He leads institutional initiatives and provides oversight for several Laboratory organizations, including

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Communications and Public Affairs
  • Ethics and Audits
  • Government Affairs and Protocol
  • Ombuds Office
  • Prime Contract

Lyons has more than 20 years of professional experience, including 18 years at the Laboratory. Since 2011, Dave has served as an executive advisor in the Associate Directorate for Weapons Physics (ADX). From 2003 until March 2011, he was Office Leader for the Laboratory’s Washington, DC, office, serving as the Laboratory’s chief liaison to Congress, Federal agencies, and the Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) partner organizations. From 2001 to 2003, Lyons worked in the then-Office of the Associate Director for Threat Reduction (now Principal Associate Directorate for Global Security). He also worked in what is now the Communications & Public Affairs division.

Lyons earned his bachelor’s degree from Trinity University, in San Antonio, TX, and his master’s degree from the Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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