Under Secretary Tauscher is a former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security and former seven term Member of Congress who served on Armed Services Committee and Chaired the Strategic Forces Subcommittee.
Robert E. Berls, Jr. has a deep background in Soviet/Russian energy and nuclear weapons issues. During the first Clinton Administration, he was special assistant for Russia/NIS Programs to the secretary of energy.
As director of digital communications, Carter B. Bates is responsible for the Nuclear Threat Initiative’s digital strategy, leading efforts in web development, digital and social media outreach, and content development. He joined NTI in July 2015.
Mr. Russell serves as the Co-Chairmen of the EastWest Institute and a number of other boards, and is also involved in projects to educate Americans on Islam and the critical importance of globalization.
Michelle Nalabandian joined NTI in 2009 and serves as program officer for the scientific and technical affairs program. In this role, she manages operational elements of the program, focusing on the security of nuclear and radiological materials globally, cybersecurity for nuclear facilities, and biosecurity threats.
As Communications Manager, Meaghan Webster develops social media content and strategy, contributes to website and email content development, tracks press appearances, and helps coordinate communications materials for events.
Laura Kiefer, Executive Assistant and Development Assistant, joined NTI in 2013. Kiefer contributes to both administrative and development efforts at NTI, providing assistance to the Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Development Officer as well as the Chief Financial Officer.