Wadt named president of LANL Foundation board

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Bill Wadt has been elected president of the Board of Directors of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation.

He succeeds Liddie Martinez, Director of the Community and Economic Development Division of SOC Los Alamos, who continues to serve on the Executive Committee.

After retiring as Deputy Contract Assurance Officer for Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2010 following a 34-year career, Wadt is chair-elect of Quality New Mexico and becomes president of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation in July.

Other officers are:
• Richard Marquez, LANL Executive Director on the senior executive management team at the Lab, vice president.
• Wayne Kennedy, former Senior Vice President of the University of California, treasurer.
• Ginger Richardson, Vice President for Education and Institutional Outreach at the Santa Fe Institute, secretary.

New members elected to the Board are Walter Dasheno, former Governor of Santa Clara Pueblo; and Jerry Lopez, former Group Leader for NIE-CS at LANL, who retired in 2012.

Re-elected to three-year terms are Jeffrey Howell and Kennedy.