Michael A. Peterson
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation
WASHINGTON – NTI Co-Chairmen Sam Nunn and Ted Turner announced today that philanthropy and business leader Michael A. Peterson will join NTI’s international board of directors effective immediately. Peterson currently serves as President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and as CEO of Peterson Management, LLC.
“NTI is honored to welcome Michael Peterson to our Board,” said Nunn. “Michael and the Peterson Foundation have been strong supporters of NTI’s work, including key projects such as the Nuclear Security Index, the World Institute for Nuclear Security, and CORDS, a first-of-its-kind, global ‘network of networks’ that supports early disease surveillance and response. His leadership, policy background and dedication to public service will be major assets to NTI.”
“Michael has been a friend to NTI for many years, and we have always been grateful for his wise counsel,” said Turner. “Michael’s presence on our board will be very valuable as we look to others in the business community to help us solve pressing global security challenges. We’re proud that our board is made up of such a diverse group of leaders.”
As President and Chief Executive Officer of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, a non-partisan organization dedicated to addressing America’s long-term fiscal challenges to ensure a better economic future, Michael Peterson oversees the strategic direction of the Foundation, guiding policy and shaping its major initiatives, partnerships and long-term objectives. He also serves as CEO of Peterson Management, LLC and is co-founder of GPX Enterprises, LP, a private investment firm. Peterson serves on the Board of Directors of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Partnership for New York City. He is also a Trustee of WNET and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
About the Nuclear Threat Initiative
The Nuclear Threat Initiative works to protect our lives, livelihoods, environment, and quality of life now and for future generations from the growing risk of 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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