As communications manager, Elise Rowan contributes to NTI’s public education and outreach to reduce the threats from nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. She joined NTI in 2011.
Prior to joining NTI, Rowan held positions with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism, and the Ploughshares Fund, where she co-authored articles for The Hill and Foreign Policy. Rowan has also worked with the Stimson Center’s Managing Across Boundaries Program, where she contributed to Stimson’s efforts to match states needing assistance in UNSCR 1540 implementation with states capable of providing assistance. Earlier in her career, Rowan worked for an Indianapolis, IN-based nonprofit organization in marketing, outreach and public relations.
Rowan holds a masters of arts in security policy studies with concentrations in transnational security policy and strategic communication from The Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University. She has a bachelors of science in international business management and French from Butler University in Indianapolis.