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Sam Nunn

Sam NunnCo-Chairman and CEO, Nuclear Threat Initiative


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Sam Nunn is co-chairman and chief executive officer of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to reduce the risk of use and prevent the spread of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. He served as a United States Senator from Georgia for 24 years (1972-1996). In addition to his work with NTI, Senator Nunn has continued his service in the public policy arena as a distinguished professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech and as chairman of the board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. He is a board member of The Coca-Cola Company and is retired from the law firm of King & Spalding. During his tenure in the U.S. Senate, Senator Nunn served as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. He also served on the Intelligence and Small Business Committees. His legislative achievements include the “Nunn-Lugar” Cooperative Threat Reduction Program, which provides assistance to Russia and the former Soviet republics for securing and destroying their excess nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and the Department of Defense Reorganization Act, drafted with the late Senator Barry Goldwater. He is married to the former Colleen O’Brien and has two children, Michelle and Brian, and two grandchildren. He is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group.