Program Director:

Bob Ulin

Col. Robert R. Ulin, U.S. Army-Retired

Bob established the Simons Center in 2009 with a grant from the late Ross Perot, Sr. At the time, Bob was the Founding CEO of the CGSCF Foundation, Inc. Bob’s experience with the interagency community dates to his time in Vietnam where he worked with USAID and the CIA. As a nuclear weapons planner in Germany with a Pershing Missile Brigade he worked with the Energy Department. Later he worked with the State Department, the CIA, and the FBI while assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Brussels, Belgium. In 2005 while on the faculty at the Army’s Command and General Staff College, he developed the first interagency course. (Full bio)

Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow:

John Nelson

Lt. Col. John J. Nelson, U.S. Army-Retired

John serves as the Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow for the Simons Center. John served in the U.S. Army for over 20 years in the Air Defense Artillery. After retiring from military service in 2007, he has led numerous analytical and organizational improvement efforts for the private sector, government, and military organizations. In 2015, he cofounded Morris, Nelson & Associates, LLC (MNA) and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. For the past several years, he has worked with several interagency organizations, law enforcement agencies at the federal, state, and local levels as well as non-profit organizations combatting Transnational Organized Crime. (Full bio)

Program Assistant and Managing Editor:

Elizabeth Hill

Elizabeth Hill

Elizabeth is responsible for the daily operations of Simons Center office and assists in the coordination of Simons Center events. She is also the managing editor of the Simons Center’s publications, maintains the Simons Center’s website and assists in coordinating undergraduate and graduate level internships.

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