Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall Joins NTI’s Board of Directors, Lynn Rusten to Serve as Vice President, Global Nuclear Policy Program

WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall has joined the Board of Directors of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), an organization working to prevent catastrophic attacks with weapons of mass destruction and disruption (WMDD)—nuclear, biological, radiological, chemical, and cyber.

In addition, Lynn Rusten, former Senior Director for Arms Control and Nonproliferation on the White House National Security Council staff, has accepted the position of Vice President, Global Nuclear Policy Program at NTI.

“We are delighted to welcome Liz to the NTI team,” said NTI CEO and Co-Chair Ernest J. Moniz. “She brought important strategic thinking and innovative ideas to the Department of Energy, and I’m confident she’ll do the same at NTI.”

“We are excited to bring Lynn into this new position,” NTI President Joan Rohlfing added. “Lynn has added invaluable expertise to NTI since she joined us in 2017, and we continue to be grateful for her superb knowledge, experience and leadership.”

Sherwood-Randall served as Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy from 2014-2017. In this role, she was the Department’s statutory chief operating officer, executing leadership and management responsibilities for DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration and 17 National Laboratories, including the three principal nuclear weapons laboratories. She has also served in national security positions at the White House and the Department of Defense. She is currently a Distinguished Professor of the Practice at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Nunn School of International Affairs, a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Belfer Center of Science and International Affairs, and an advisor to several national laboratories.

Rusten served as the senior director for arms control and nonproliferation on the White House National Security Council staff from 2011-2014 and has held positions at the Department of State including chief of staff for the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation and senior advisor in the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance (AVC), where she led the interagency backstopping process supporting the negotiation and ratification of the New START Treaty.  She has served in variety of positions in the Department of State, the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA), NTI, the Senate Armed Services Committee, the National Academy of Sciences and the Congressional Research Service.

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. For more information, visit www.nti.org.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall has joined the Board of Directors of the Nuclear Threat Initiative. In addition, Lynn Rusten, former Senior Director for Arms Control and Nonproliferation on the White House National Security Council staff, has accepted the position of Vice President, Global Nuclear Policy Program at NTI.

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Elizabeth  Sherwood-Randall
Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall

Former Deputy US Secretary of Energy