Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has appointed David Hill, former deputy director of the Idaho National Laboratory, chairman of the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission Council. He fills the position vacated by Doug Sayer, CEO of Premier Technology in Idaho Falls, who will remain on the council.
As INL’s deputy director emeritus, Hill was responsible for the lab’s science and technology strategy and managed nearly $1 billion in research and development programs relating to nuclear energy, national and homeland security, clean energy, and the site’s technology transfer mission.
Hill is a member of the Idaho State Board of Education’s Higher Education Research Council and EPSCoR committees and serves on the board of directors of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and his doctorate in mathematical physics from Imperial College London and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.