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Kim Sawyer

Kimberly Conroy Sawyer

Deputy Laboratory Director for Operations/Chief Operations Officer


Kim Sawyer is responsible for leading and driving the strategies and actions to achieve efficient, effective, and safe operations at Argonne. Leveraging her extensive experience within the national laboratories, the Department of Energy, and the private sector, Kim works with leaders across the laboratory to continuously improve the services that support Argonne’s world-changing science, technology, and engineering.

Sawyer has more than 35 years of experience working with national laboratories, the private sector, government agencies, and their associated governing boards. She served as the Deputy Laboratory Director and Executive Vice President for Mission Support at Sandia National Laboratories for more than six years. In this role, she developed a strategy to focus the organization to achieve operational excellence, built an integrated team, and established the organizational structure and project management to deliver exceptional results and high employee morale. Prior to Sandia, Sawyer spent nearly 10 years in successive operations, engineering, and computing leadership roles at Lockheed Martin in a variety of divisions and locations.

Sawyer holds a master’s degree in mathematics and computing from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Robert Morris University.