NTI Announces New Director of Public Education, Senior Program Officer and Communications Manager

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Washington, DC – Sam Nunn, co-chairman and CEO, and Joan Rohlfing, president of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, today announced the addition of three new staff members:  Rachel Staley Grant, director of public education; Martin Rioux-Lefebvre, senior program officer for material security and minimization; and Meaghan Webster, communications manager. 

“This growth represents our commitment to innovative solutions and effective advocacy on urgent policy issues around weapons of mass destruction and disruption,” said Rohlfing. “We are delighted that these talented professionals have joined our team.”

Rachel Staley Grant will guide NTI’s public education programs. A founding trustee of Future Foreign Policy, Staley Grant comes to NTI from the British American Security Information Council (BASIC) in London, where she spearheaded operations and programs such as the Next Generation project to engage young people and new industries in security issues, as well as a public event series on the United Kingdom’s Trident debate aimed at young people in Britain. 

Martin Rioux-Lefebvre will support the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV), radiological security projects, and NTI’s nuclear security and highly-enriched uranium (HEU) minimization efforts. Earlier, Rioux-Lefebvre worked at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and at the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) on the International Scientific Studies project.

Meaghan Webster will play a key role in social media outreach and digital marketing. Previously, Meaghan served as a research and communications associate, managing digital communications at Taxpayers for Common Sense, a non-partisan budget watchdog group, where she focused on energy, natural resources, and national security issues in the federal budget.

About the Nuclear Threat Initiative

The Nuclear Threat Initiative works to protect our lives, environment, and quality of life now and for future generations. We work to prevent catastrophic attacks with weapons of mass destruction and disruption (WMDD)—nuclear, biological, radiological, chemical, and cyber. Founded in 2001 by former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn and philanthropist Ted Turner, NTI is guided by a prestigious, international board of directors. Sam Nunn serves as chief executive officer; Des Browne is vice chairman; and Joan Rohlfing serves as president.


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