Anthony Wier is lead lobbyist and director of FCNL’s work on nuclear weapons policy and is the key team leader working on our efforts to rein in Pentagon spending. He is also responsible for maintaining FCNL’s Nuclear Calendar and for representing FCNL with the various coalitions that work on these issues.
Prior to joining FCNL in May 2017, Wier worked for ten years for Congress and the State Department on nuclear nonproliferation issues and international security policy. His most recent experience prior to FCNL was at the U.S. Department of State where he was Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Legislative Affairs. Before that he worked on nonproliferation issues on the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff.
Wier also worked as a Senior Professional Staff Member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee where he helped craft and negotiate the resolution and accompanying committee report providing Senate advice and consent to ratification of the New START treaty and provided advice to the committee on nonproliferation, nuclear weapons issues, international nuclear cooperation, international arms sales, and export controls.
Wier’s substantial resume also includes time as a Research Associate at the Project on Managing the Atom at Harvard University and, before that, as a Program Examiner at the Office of Management and Budget International Affairs Division. He has a Masters of Public Affairs and a Masters of Arts in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.
CLW appointments Biden Administration
Though we are sad to see them go, the Center and Council are proud of the board members and staff that have joined the Biden administration. Most critically, Alexandra Bell has left her position as Senior Policy Director after being appointed as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Arms Control, Verfication and Compliance.
Mallory Stewart and Spencer Boyer left the Center Board of Directors to fulfill their respective roles of Senior Director for Arms Control, Disarmament, and Nonproliferation on the National Security Council; and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO Policy. From the Center’s Szilard Advisory Board, Anthony Wier has left to become Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation; Colin Kahl to become Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; and Ned Price to become Department of State Spokesperson.
Bishop Garrison has left the Council Board of Directors following his appointment to Senior Adviser to the Secretary of Defense for Human Capital and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Immediate Office of the Secretary, a new position within the department.
These appointments are tremendous wins for our country and every person who believes a world free from nuclear threats is possible. We look forward to the great work they will do under the new administration and wish them all the best of luck.