Senior Director, Communications
This week, the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) added three prominent voices to its Board of Directors: Ambassador Brooke D. Anderson, Ambassador Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., and Dr. Louis Salkind.
“We are delighted to welcome Ambassador Anderson, Ambassador Huntsman, and Dr. Salkind to our Board,” said Ernest J. Moniz, NTI co-chair and CEO. “Each of these leaders are strategic thinkers who have worked on the most complex issues facing our country and the world. They bring deep and valuable experience that will be instrumental in guiding NTI’s work.”
“Brooke Anderson will provide critical insights to NTI’s Board, having served as a founding NTI officer and a skillful U.S. government diplomat and negotiator,” said NTI founder and Co-Chair Sam Nunn. “With Russia and China relations so crucial to reducing nuclear threats, we are extremely fortunate to have the insights of a former ambassador to both of these countries, Jon Huntsman, who is one of our nation’s most respected political and business leaders.”
“I am happy to welcome Lou Salkind, a fellow entrepreneur and philanthropist who joins us in our 20th anniversary year, ready to help shape NTI, as we prepare ourselves for the future,” said NTI founder and Co-Chair Ted Turner. “NTI is fortunate to have an experienced Board to help us navigate today’s nuclear and biological threats.”
Ambassador Brooke D. Anderson has served as a U.S. ambassador at the United Nations and as a senior advisor to U.S. Presidents, Cabinet Secretaries, Members of Congress, presidential candidates, philanthropists and business leaders. She was a key member of the U.S. negotiating team on the Iran nuclear negotiations, and she led a U.S. government team charged with developing the implementation plan for the agreement. She is currently the senior managing director for operations at Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company founded by Melinda Gates.
Ambassador Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. has spent considerable time in public service at the state, national and international levels, beginning as a staff assistant to President Ronald Reagan. He has served each of the five U.S. presidents since then in critical roles around the world, including as the Ambassador to Singapore, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia, U.S. Trade Ambassador, U.S. Ambassador to China, and most recently, U.S. Ambassador to Russia. Huntsman was the 16th governor of the State of Utah and was elected as Chairman of the Western Governors Association.
Dr. Louis Salkind currently serves as president of the Bright Horizon Foundation, a non-profit family foundation. Previously, he worked at D. E. Shaw & Co., where he held titles of Managing Director and Vice Chairman, and also served on its Executive Committee. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University and his A.B. in Physics from Princeton University. He is also a Board member of the Union of Concerned Scientists.
The Nuclear Threat Initiative is a nonprofit global security organization focused on reducing nuclear and biological threats imperiling humanity.
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