and have 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.
“We are delighted to welcome these outstanding entrepreneurs and business leaders to NTI’s board,” said , co-chair and chief executive officer of NTI. “As an expert on cybersecurity and energy security, Ray will bring a unique and valuable perspective to our Board. Alexa is a strong advocate for reducing nuclear threats and, as U.S. Ambassador to Austria, she engaged with many of us on nuclear issues in Vienna.”
Rothrock has three decades of business leadership, investing in, advising, and leading many U.S.-based technology and cybersecurity companies. He is CEO and chairman of RedSeal, which provides critical cyber and business insights to more than 50 government agencies and hundreds of commercial enterprises, and is partner emeritus of Venrock, a tech investment partnership originally formed by the Rockefeller family. He is on the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he serves on the boards of several cybersecurity companies, as well as the U.S. Department of Energy Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN).
Wesner has had a successful career as a high-tech chief executive and entrepreneur and is the founder of HireTECH, a recruiting and consulting company focused on high-tech start-ups, and Recruiting Labs, a web-based recruiting venture. In 2013, President Obama appointed Wesner as the U.S. Ambassador to Austria, and she served in that capacity until 2017. At the end of her term, the Austrian government awarded her the “Grand Decoration in Gold with Sash,” the highest decoration for services to the country a non-national can receive. Wesner’s philanthropic passions and board service have included organizations in the arts, homelessness, women in technology, film, girls and women’s empowerment, and under-served populations.