Director, External Engagement and Communications
Mr. John Revier is the director of Idaho National Laboratory’s External Engagement and Communications directorate. In this role, he helps make INL an innovation leader and strong partner to governments, academia and industry across the region and beyond.
Revier helps enhance the effectiveness, efficiency and integration of externally facing elements and activities at INL. This helps the laboratory speak with one voice to external audiences. The External Engagement and Communications directorate includes Commercial Partnerships and Technology Transitions, Community and Regional Engagement, Governmental Affairs (state and federal), and Communications organizations.
Revier has been with INL since 2015 and was previously director of State and Regional Government Affairs. In this capacity, he was the primary interface for the laboratory with the state of Idaho, local governments and other stakeholders within the region.
Revier was instrumental in the interactions with the state that resulted in the Cybercore Integration Center and Collaborative Computing Center buildings. He has championed inclusion and diversity behind the scenes with both local and state government and with other Idaho businesses. He demonstrates INL values in his interactions with his colleagues and with the lab’s external stakeholders and partners.
Before coming to INL, he served for over 14 years as Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson’s legislative director and deputy chief of staff. Prior to that, John worked for Minnesota Sen. Rod Grams in both his state and Washington, D.C. offices. John is a native Minnesotan and graduate of Mankato State Uiversity. John and his wife Jani are the parents of 14-year-old twins – Sam and Kate.