Board

Jennifer Fowler

Ms. Fowler is a director at the Brunswick Group and an expert in illicit finance and economic sanctions-related issues, having served in senior positions in the U.S. Department of the Treasury for nearly two decades. In her roles at Treasury, Ms. Fowler developed and led the implementation of counter-illicit finance strategies and policies as Treasury’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes and as Vice President of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Ms. Fowler has deep expertise in the U.S. and international regulatory frameworks for anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing, and counter proliferation financing, as well as the range of illicit finance and sanctions risks companies face today.  She has extensive experience working with foreign governments and financial institutions to prevent, mitigate and respond to illicit finance threats. Ms. Fowler holds a M.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University, and a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University.

John A. Lauder

Mr. Lauder is a leading authority on Weapons of Mass Destruction, Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and intelligence analysis and collection. He retired from the United States government in the fall of 2004 with over 33 years of managerial, analytical, and policy experience in the Central Intelligence Agency, National Reconnaissance Office, and as an arms control negotiator. He served subsequently for nine years as a senior manager and corporate officer within Areteꞌ Associates, a research and development company. Mr. Lauder continues to be instrumental in advising and shaping nonproliferation, research, strategic planning, and business development activities in the public and private sectors and is an active member of government, academic, and laboratory advisory panels and task forces. Mr. Lauder has received multiple government awards for his leadership and innovation in collection systems, analytical approaches, and vital national security initiatives and decisions. He has a B.A. Summa Cum Laude from Hiram College and an M.A. in International Relations from Yale University.

Valerie Lincy

Ms. Lincy is Executive Director of the Wisconsin Project. She oversees the Project’s Risk Report database and Iran Watch website. She provides export control training as head of the Risk Report team that visits foreign countries. As the editor and principal investigator for Iran Watch, she bears the main responsibility for maintaining the site, as well as writing articles for publication, organizing and presiding at roundtables, and conducting associated research. Ms. Lincy graduated from Smith College and received an M.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University.

J. Triplett Mackintosh

Mr. Mackintosh is a retired partner of Holland & Hart. While practicing, he was ranked among top global professionals for his legal work in the area of trade sanctions and export controls. His practice included representing foreign and domestic companies with respect to compliance, as well as regulatory and criminal defense. For 20 years he was an adjunct at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law where he taught courses on trade sanctions, export controls and white collar defense. He holds a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and an M.A. from the Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver.

James Mann

Mr. Mann is a Foreign Policy Institute author-in-residence at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Mr. Mann is a former reporter, foreign correspondent, and foreign affairs columnist, and wrote for the Los Angeles Times for over twenty years. He is the award-winning author of a number of books including the New York Times bestseller Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush’s War Cabinet (2004); The China Fantasy (2008); The Obamians: The Struggle Inside the White House to Redefine American Power (2012); and About Face: A History of America’s Curious Relationship with China (1998). He was a senior writer-in-residence at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a guest scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Mann earned a B.A. in sociology from Harvard University.

Gary Milhollin

Emeritus Professor Milhollin of the University of Wisconsin Law School is President of the Wisconsin Project. He founded the organization in 1986 and served as Executive Director for twenty-five years. Professor Milhollin was an Administrative Judge, part-time, at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He has been a consultant on nuclear arms proliferation to the Department of Defense, has practiced international corporate law in New York and Paris, and has taught courses on nuclear arms proliferation at the University of Wisconsin and Princeton University. Professor Milhollin received a degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Robert S. Norris

Dr. Norris (Chairman of the Board) is a Senior Fellow for Nuclear Policy at the Federation of American Scientists. From 1984 to 2011 he was a Senior Research Associate with the Natural Resources Defense Council. His areas of expertise include all aspects of the nuclear weapons programs of the United States, Soviet Union/Russia, Britain, France, and China, as well as India, Pakistan, and Israel. Dr. Norris co-edited the Nuclear Weapons Databook series and has co-authored a number of books and chapters, including the SIPRI Yearbook. He has also written the award-winning biography Racing for the Bomb: General Leslie R. Groves, the Manhattan Project’s Indispensable Man (Steerforth Press, 2002). Dr. Norris holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from New York University and has taught at NYU, Miami University, and American University.

Elizabeth S. Rosenberg

Ms. Rosenberg is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Environment and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. From 2009 to 2013, Ms. Rosenberg served as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, first to the Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crime, and then to the Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. While at Treasury, Ms. Rosenberg helped develop and implement financial and energy sanctions, including those related to Iran, Libya, and Syria. She also helped to formulate counter-terrorist financing and anti-money laundering policy. Prior to joining Treasury, Ms. Rosenberg was a correspondent for Argus Media, where she covered energy policy, regulation, and trading. Ms. Rosenberg earned an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from New York University and a B.A. in Politics and Religion from Oberlin College.

Joe Weinstein

Mr. Weinstein has over 15 years of experience building and advising high-impact for-profit and non-profit enterprises. He is Senior Partner at Georgetown University’s Business for Impact, where he focuses on strategy, partnerships, program creation, and student and alumni engagement. Previously, he was Senior Director of Operations and Planning at Signal Vine, a technology firm that improves student outcomes in college attainment and persistence, and Arabella Advisors, a consulting firm working with philanthropic donors where he led client projects on strategy and evaluation, and managed the firm’s analyst team. Mr. Weinstein worked with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as an Associate Policy and Program Officer, where he built partnerships with advocacy organizations in India. He also managed grants to organizations focused on health policy in Africa, India, and the U.S. Mr. Weinstein serves on the Leadership Council of The Posse Foundation’s DC chapter and the Board of the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control. He holds an Executive M.B.A. from Georgetown, an M.S. in International Affairs from Georgetown, and a B.A. in English from Wesleyan.

Past Directors

The Wisconsin Project is grateful for the service of past Directors, including: Mr. Donald Herskovitz, Mr. Frederick P. Hitz, Mr. Stephen Kahler, Mr. David Kay, Ms. Donatella Lorch, Mr. William Lowell, Dr. Kathleen McNamara, Mr. Jerry Straus (Chairman), and Dr. Richard Ullman.