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Keith named Community Programs Director for Lab

Valuable addition to community partnerships
September 1, 2015
Kathy Keith.

Kathy Keith.


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Kathy Keith has been selected as Los Alamos National Laboratory's new director for its Community Programs Office within the Communications and Public Affairs Division.

Until her appointment, Keith served as the executive director of the Regional Development Corporation, a nonprofit organization established to help build a diverse and sustainable economy in northern New Mexico. Previously, as Public Works, LLC's New Mexico Director Keith managed economic development and workforce projects nationwide, specializing in innovative public policy, planning and efficiency projects for state and local governments. Before then, she served as the Economic Development Director for the State of New Mexico.

"We are pleased to have someone with Kathy's experience and skills lead the Laboratory's Community Programs Office," said Matthew Nerzig, acting director for Los Alamos’ Communications and Public Affairs Division. "Her knowledge of northern New Mexico, familiarity with the issues confronting the communities in this region and track record of working with key leaders make her a valuable addition to the Lab's community outreach efforts."

Keith is a lifelong New Mexican. She earned her bachelor's degree from Texas Tech University.


Community Connections features news and opportunities that grow out of the Laboratory’s Good Neighbor Pledge: “To partner with our neighbors on strengthening math and science learning, diversifying the economy and expanding community giving in northern New Mexico.”