Biography

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Ann K. Ganzer
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Non-Nuclear Proliferation
Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
Term of Appointment: 12/19/2016 to present

Ann K. Ganzer is the Director of Conventional Arms Threat Reduction in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation.

She and her staff lead USG efforts to curb the proliferation of advanced conventional weapons (ACW) such as Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS), major weapons systems and heavy military equipment (tanks, aircraft, missiles), sensors and lasers, and precision-guided munitions. She heads the U.S. delegation to the 41-nation Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual Use Goods and Technologies, and is an experienced negotiated, serving as a principal member of the U.S. delegation that negotiated the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, Defense Trade treaties with the United Kingdom and Australia, and a number of other agreements. Ms. Ganzer is also responsible for the implementation of dual-use export controls and has worked closely with her Commerce and Defense Department counterparts on the President’s Export Control Reform initiative. She leads U.S. efforts to interdict or sanction illicit transfers of conventional arms. In addition to conventional arms, she responsible for nonproliferation policies related to exports of commercial space technologies, such as remote sensing technology, and chairs the Remote Sensing Interagency Working Group.

In her role as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary she is also responsible for the offices of: Missile, Biological and Chemical Nonproliferation; Counterproliferation Initiatives; and the Biological Policy Staff

Ms. Ganzer joined the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer, serving tours in Mexico and Washington, including a variety of assignments in Western Hemisphere Affairs, Political-Military Affairs and Nonproliferation, and on the U.S. delegation to the UN’s Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. Ms. Ganzer has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from St. Norbert College of De Pere, Wisconsin. She is married and has three children.