Currently a consultant, Joan serves on national and corporate boards. Joan retired from Sandia National Laboratories where she served in various areas of national security for over 35 years with ten years as an Executive Vice President and Deputy Laboratories Director. She brings important links to the scientific and engineering communities. Joan Woodard Long bio Dr. Joan Woodard is currently a consultant and serves on national and corporate boards. Dr. Woodard retired from Sandia National Laboratories where she served in various areas of national security for over 35 years and for ten years as an Executive Vice President and Deputy Laboratories Director. Dr. Woodard has been the executive leader for all the mission programs of the laboratories including the nuclear weapons program, nonproliferation, military technology and systems, energy, environment and waste management technology, and intelligence, as well as the chief operating officer responsible for all operational areas of the laboratories. Dr. Woodard has conducted research in areas ranging from analysis of energy technologies to waste management and pollution prevention.
Joan currently serves on a Defense Science Board Task Force and on the Secretary of State’s International Security Advisory Board. She has served on the Intelligence Science Board, the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (AF/ SAB), and the Congressional Commission to Assess the Vulnerabilities of the US Infrastructure to EMP. She also served on the National Academy Study on S&T for Countering Terrorism resulting in the publication “Making the Nation Safer.”
Joan is a lifetime member of the Society of Women Engineers; a member of the International Women’s Forum; and the chair of the Missouri University of Science & Technology Board of Trustees. She serves as a corporate director for PNM Resources, Inc. (NYSE:PNM), serving on the Nominating & Governance Committee, and chairing the Compensation and Human Resources Committee.
Joan Woodard holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Thermal Sciences) from the University of California Berkeley; a M.S. in Engineering Economic Systems from Stanford University; and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the Missouri University of Science & Technology (magna cum laude). She has been elected to the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.