Deborah Rosenblum was named executive vice president in 2010. Working with NTI’s president, she oversees the organization’s operations, development and programs with an annual operating budget of $15-20 million.
Rosenblum is NTI’s leading expert on biosecurity. In this capacity, she led the successful development of Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance (CORDS) as an independent, self-sustaining global network of regional disease surveillance groups. Rosenblum serves on the board of CORDS, where she promotes good governance in her role as finance chair. Rosenblum also leads NTI’s work on all security issues related to China and travels there regularly to meet with government officials and non-governmental organizations. In addition, she leads NTI’s Middle Eastern partnerships, with a focus primarily in the Levant region, travelling regularly for programmatic work as well as speaking engagements on behalf of NTI. Rosenblum has served on the board of the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship since 2012.
Prior to NTI, Rosenblum was vice president of The Cohen Group, an international consulting firm, for seven years. Rosenblum served for 12 years in senior positions with the U.S. Department of Defense in the areas of homeland defense, peacekeeping operations and support, nuclear forces and counter-proliferation policy. While at the Defense Department, Rosenblum represented the United States as negotiator with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on multi-year bilateral negotiations around its nuclear program. Rosenblum holds a master's degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate with a bachelor's degree from Middlebury College. She is fluent in French.