Day #10: Our Board of Directors

A large part of what makes Ploughshares Fund an effective organization is our dynamic, engaged Board of Directors. Board members come from many diverse backgrounds. What they have in common is outstanding expertise in their fields of interest - and a passion for a more peaceful world.

Some have experience on Capitol Hill, like retired Admiral and former Congressman Joe Sestak (D-PA) and former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE). Others are inspiring cultural icons, like Michael Douglas. And still others are successful business leaders - like Doug Carlston, founder and CEO of Tawala Systems, and Roger Hale, the former President and CEO of Tennant Company. Still others are well-known academics, award-winning authors, and prominent philanthropists.

Our board members don’t just sit back and wait for things to happen. They take an active interest in current nuclear debates and the roles that our grantees play in those debates. And they actively participate in shaping our long term strategies.

What brings this diverse group together is that they all believe in working towards a safer future and a world without nuclear weapons. And they believe that Ploughshares Fund can help achieve that vision. It’s a belief so strong that they devote their time and talent to helping us achieve these goals.

Our Board members believe that we can make a difference, that we can make the vision of global security a reality. Working together with our Board and all our supporters, we know we can.

Photo: Peter Fedewa