Board of Directors

The Board of Directors for Fermilab was established by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC. The Board’s role is to provide guidance, oversight, direction, and advice to laboratory management with respect to scientific and technical issues, long-range objectives, budget and facility plans, cooperative research and development, and other matters, and the relationship with the US Department of Energy's Office of Science under the prime contract.

The FRA Board of Directors is chaired by University of Chicago President Robert Zimmer and members include national and international leaders in science and industry.


Henry Bartoli
Managing Director, Bartoli Consulting Group, LLC

Hardik Bhatt
GM, Digital Governance VC and Startups
WorldWide Public Sector
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Marta Cehelsky
Executive Director, Universities Research Association

Christine Marie Gelles
Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Longenecker and Associates

Rolf Heuer
President Elect, German Physical Society; Director-General of CERN, 2009-2015

Randy Hultgren
President & CEO, Illinois Bankers Association

Joseph R. Incandela
Vice Chancellor for Research, University of California Santa Barbara

William H. Joyce
Vice Chair of the Universities Research Association Board of Trustees
Chairman and CEO (Retired), NALCO Company
CEO, Advanced Fusion Systems

Andrea Meloni
Former Italian Ambassador

Juan de Pablo
Vice President for National Laboratories, Science Strategy, Innovation, and Global Initiatives
Liew Family Professor in Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago
Senior Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory

Sam Pitroda
Former Advisor to the Prime Minister of India on Public Information Infrastructure & Innovation

Jimmy Samartzis
CEO, Lanzajet

Maxine Savitz
Vice-Chair, President’s Council of Advisors on and Technology (PCAST)

John Womersley
Former Director General, European Spallation Source ERIC

Robert Zimmer, Chair
President, University of Chicago