Growth & Expansion at LANL
Los Alamos National Lab is in the midst of filling 2,000 positions. Kathy Keith, the Director of the Community Partnerships Office at Los Alamos National Laboratory, discusses new opportunities in the era of remote work at LANL. Coupled with an avalanche of baby boomers retiring, there are numerous employment opportunities now available in northern New Mexico.
Kathy Keith has been the Director of the Community Partnerships Office at Los Alamos National Laboratory since 2015. Prior to that, Kathy served as the executive director of the Regional Development Corporation, a nonprofit organization established to help build a diverse and sustainable economy in northern New Mexico. Previously, as Public Works, LLC’s New Mexico Director, Kathy managed economic development and workforce projects nationwide, specializing in innovative public policy, planning and efficiency projects for state and local governments. Before then, she served as the Economic Development Director for the State of New Mexico.
Kathy has over 25 years of experience in public policy including working as a Legislative Director to a United States Congressman, as a presidential appointee at the US Department of Energy, and as the Director of Economic Development for the New Mexico Economic Development Department. She has worked across the nation as a consultant assisting states and communities in designing and implementing innovative economic and workforce development projects that serve their needs. She is an elected member of the Governing Board of the Santa Fe Community College.
The Community Partnerships Office supports STEM education, economic development, and nonprofit giving in the seven-county area surrounding the Laboratory. (Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Miguel, Santa Fe and Taos). Post pandemic, it will be housed in the Guadalupe Street building.