Honorable Ellen Tauscher
Ellen Tauscher is an experienced executive, strategic advisor, and seasoned leader who returned to the private sector in February 2012, after more than 16 years of public service in Congress and the State Department. In 2009, she was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate as Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs. As Under Secretary of State, she was responsible for successfully closing negotiations of the New Start Treaty with the Russian Federation in March 2010 in Geneva, after months of stalemate. She also represented the United States at the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference at the United Nations in May 2010, which produced the first consensus agreement in 10 years. Prior to her appointment, she was a seven-term Democratic Member of the United States House of Representatives, representing California's 10th Congressional district. Ms. Tauscher currently serves as an independent director of public and private companies, non-profit, and non-governmental organizations.