Kim Budil is the Vice President for Laboratory Management at the University of California, Office of the President where she is responsible for the University's management oversight of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Kim serves as an Executive Committee Governor on the Boards of Governors of the Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC and the Los Alamos National Security, LLC, the managing contractors for LLNL and LANL. In addition, she is a member of the LBNL Advisory Board and chairs the LBNL Contract Assurance Council.
Kim was formerly the Program Manager in the Global Security Principal Directorate at LLNL where she was responsible for nuclear counterterrorism. Kim has been a vocal advocate for women in science, serving on the American Physical Society’s Committee on the Status of Women in Physics. She participated in two International Conferences on Women in Physics, leading the U.S. delegation to the 2005 conference in Brazil. She was also active at LLNL in helping to organize a number of technical women’s conferences and participating in the Women’s Association. Kim joined the LANL Foundation board in 2015.