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NTI Welcomes New Staff to Development and NTI | bio Teams

NTI is pleased to announce the appointment of Hugh Sullivan, an innovative leader with deep experience building partnerships and increasing international understanding, as Vice President of Development. Also joining the organization, as a Director for NTI’s Global Biological Policy and Programs (NTI | bio), is David Stiefel, who has a strong background working to increase global action on biosecurity and reduce risks associated with the accidental or deliberate misuse of biology and biological materials.

“We are delighted to have these talented and committed leaders join the NTI team,” said NTI President and Chief Operating Officer Joan Rohlfing. “Hugh and David will bring valuable experience and fresh insights to our work and mission.”

Sullivan comes to NTI after more than a decade at Johns Hopkins University, where he most recently served as Director of International Programs in the Johns Hopkins University’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations, guiding the university and medical institutions’ international fundraising and external affairs. Previously, he was Director of Advancement for Asia at the Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, a one-of-a-kind graduate joint venture with Nanjing University.

Prior to joining NTI, Stiefel served in the White House as the Director for Biodefense, Deputy Senior Director for Global Health Security and Biodefense, and, most recently, as the Acting Senior Director for Global Health Security and Biodefense on the National Security Council (NSC). At the NSC, David focused on the U.S. government’s strategic approach to countering biological weapons, enhancing pandemic preparedness, and achieving global health security. David led President Biden’s biopreparedness review, which culminated in the signing and release of National Security Memorandum-15 and the National Biodefense Strategy and Implementation Plan.

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