WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former NTI official Laura Holgate was nominated today by President Obama to be the Ambassador and U.S. Representative to the Vienna Office of the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Holgate currently serves at the Senior Director of WMD Terrorism and Threat Reduction at the National Security Council. Previously, she served for eight years as NTI’s Vice President for Russia/New Independent States Program.
“We are delighted that Laura has been nominated for this critical position for our nation and the world,” said former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, NTI Co-Chairman. “She is extremely well-qualified and will bring superb knowledge and expertise across a broad range of security and diplomatic issues.”
“Laura’s energy, intellect and diplomatic skills make her the ideal nominee for this position,” said Joan Rohlfing, President of NTI. “She has a strong passion for reducing global dangers, and I look forward to our continued work together to make the world safer.”
The Nuclear Threat Initiative is a non-profit, non-partisan organization working to reduce threats from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. NTI is governed by a prestigious, international board of directors and is co-chaired by founders Sam Nunn and Ted Turner. NTI’s activities are directed by Nunn and Rohlfing.