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NIST Senior Leadership

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Credit: NIST

Dr. Walter Copan

NIST Director and Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology

Dr. Walter Copan was confirmed by Congress as Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director on October 5, 2017. As NIST Director, Dr. Copan provides high-level oversight and direction for NIST. 

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James Olthoff, Acting ADLP

Dr. James Olthoff

Associate Director for Laboratory Programs (ADLP)

Dr. James Olthoff is Associate Director for Laboratory Programs (ADLP). The Associate Director for Laboratory Programs is responsible for oversight and direction of NIST's six laboratory programs and serves as the principal deputy to the NIST Director. 

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Mojdeh Bahar

Mojdeh Bahar

Associate Director for Innovation & Industry Services (ADIIS)

Mojdeh Bahar is the Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In this capacity, she is responsible for the NIST suite of technology partnership, quality, and advanced manufacturing programs, including the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, the Office of Advanced Manufacturing, the Technology Partnership Program and other extramural activities.

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Delwin Brockett

Associate Director for Management Resources (ADMR)

Delwin Brockett is the Associate Director for Management Resources for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In this capacity, he is responsible for all NIST-wide institutional support and administrative offices and their functions, including: workforce management, information technology and services, safety and environmental management, facilities maintenance and construction, accounting and finance, acquisitions and grants management, budget formulation, strategic planning, and emergency response.

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Kevin Kimball Portrait

Kevin Kimball

Chief of Staff

Kevin Kimball rejoined the National Institute of Standards of Technology in July 2008. As the Chief of Staff, he provides strategic guidance and advice to NIST to help it accomplish its mission by maximizing budgetary resources, expanding partnerships, and improving operations.

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Created April 24, 2009, Updated June 9, 2020