Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Staff Director

As Staff Director, Chadwick supports the Director and Deputy Directors and manages the various offices that report into the Director’s office.

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Frances Chadwick

Frances Chadwick

Frances Chadwick serves as the Laboratory Director’s Staff Director. In this role, she supports the Director and Deputy Directors and manages the various offices that report into the Director’s office. Frances has worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) since 1996 in various positions in Finance and Infrastructure. In her current role, she manages the Laboratory’s $450M portfolio of mission-critical facilities as Program Director for Weapons Infrastructure in PADWP. This involves overseeing both current year execution of operations, maintenance and facility projects which span most of the laboratory as well as planning the outyear needs for capital investments and operations at the site. Prior to this, Frances was the Business Manager for the Weapons Programs, overseeing financial, planning and procurement activities for the Weapons Programs. Frances serves on the Laboratory’s Benefits and Investments Committee and is a member of the Department of Energy’s Infrastructure Executive Council as the representative from the NNSA sites. Frances is also the laboratory lead for LANL’s collaborations with the UK’s Atomic Weapons Establishment at AWE in the area of Infrastructure & Operations. Frances is nationally recognized for her effective advocacy for excellence in support services to the Weapons program, and in enabling the successful planning and solid financial support for our mission-critical facilities. Originally from the UK, Frances holds a bachelor’s degree from Oxford University, England, and an MBA from University of California, Davis Graduate School of Management.