The Hon. Ellen Tauscher
The Honorable Ellen O. Tauscher is vice chair of the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. She is strategic adviser in the Federal Policy Practice at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC in Washington, DC, providing clients with her expertise and skills in national security, defense, transportation, export control, and energy policy areas. Ms. Tauscher serves on the Atlantic Council’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
Additionally, she is a member of the Board of Directors of Invacare Corporation of Elyria, Ohio (IVC); the Board of Directors of EHealth of Mountain View, CA (EHTH); the Board of Governors of Lawrence Livermore National Security Corporation LLC and the Board of Governors of Los Alamos National Security Corporation LLC; the Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy; the Board of Directors of the German Marshall Fund and the Board of Directors of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Foundation.
Previously, in March 2009, Ms. Tauscher was nominated by President Obama to serve as under secretary of state for arms control and international security and served from her Senate confirmation in June 2009 until February 6, 2012.
Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Ms. Tauscher served from January 1997 to June 2009 as a member of the United States House of Representatives from California’s 10th Congressional District. While a member of Congress, Ms. Tauscher served on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and most recently as Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Strategic Forces.
Prior to serving in Congress, Ms. Tauscher worked in investment banking and the financial industry in various roles for Bache Halsey Stuart Shields, Bear Stearns & Co., Drexel Burnham Lambert, and as an officer of the American Stock Exchange.