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Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group Presents
2024 Tri-Valley Energy Summit
Building the Green Economy from the Epicenter of Solutions


On March 19th, 2024 ITV will bring together leaders from the energy, business, government, and education sectors to accelerate discussions on a regional Green Economy. Focused on amplifying the Tri-Valley’s innovative solutions for environmental stewardship and job creation, the event features a luncheon, keynote address, panel discussions, and an expo showcasing the region’s energy sector.




Featuring Keynote speaker, Dr. Kim Budil,

Director, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Dr. Kim Budil
Photo Courtesy of LLNL

Kimberly S. Budil sets the strategic vision for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and exercises broad delegated powers to ensure successful execution of programs and operations to enhance national security through application of cutting-edge science and technology and to maintain an outstanding and diverse workforce. She leads the development and implementation of the Laboratory’s scientific vision, goals and objectives and serves as the Laboratory’s highest-level liaison with the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, the LLNS Board of Governors, the University of California and other government, public and private organizations.

Budil leads a workforce of approximately 8,400 employees and manages an annual operating budget of approximately $3 billion. Along with the directors of Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories, she shares the responsibility of providing the United States government with an annual institutional assessment of the safety, security, and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile and enterprise. She is the 13th director of the Laboratory and serves as president of Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC.

Budil has held roles of increasing management responsibility at the Laboratory, most recently serving as principal associate director for Strategic Deterrence. Budil served as a detailee twice in Washington, D.C and was Vice President for National Labs at the University of California Office of the President. She currently serves on several boards and participates in numerous professional and community outreach activities.

Budil holds a Ph.D. in engineering and applied science from the University of California, Davis, where she was a Hertz Fellow, and a B.S. in physics from the University of Illinois at Chicago.



In 2021, Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group (ITV) launched the Tri-Valley Vision 2040 Plan, an initiative encompassing input from over 1,000 stakeholders that presents 24 bold ideas to ensure the Tri-Valley will be globally recognized for its innovation while growing in a way that is equity and inclusion-focused. ITV emphasized building a Green Economy as a major priority, elevating the region as a model for environmental stewardship while building a new sector of employment opportunities. With Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories’ recent fusion ignition breakthrough, private investment in the green hydrogen sector and global renewable energy solutions emerging from the region, the Tri-Valley is positioned to build, grow and sustain a new Green Economy.


About ITV’s Annual Innovation Forum:

For the past 12 years, ITV has convened regional forums around the issues influencing and shaping the regional innovation ecosystem. In 2019, Lenny Mendonca, former chief economic and business advisor to CA Governor Gavin Newsom led ITV’s Power Summit and last year ITV produced “The Future of Human Health is HERE” amplifying the investment of the healthcare sector in the Tri-Valley and the region’s global contributions to human health advancements.

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Lenny Mendonca, former Chief Economic And Business Advisor to the CA Governor, served as the keynote speaker at Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group’s Power Summit on September 23, 2019

Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group’s Power Summit on September 23, 2019

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