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Elizabeth Carter

Senior Director

Chad C. Sweet

Areas of Focus:

  • Crisis and risk management

  • Emergency management, planning, and preparedness

  • Weapons of mass destruction 

  • Financial analysis, modeling, and valuation

  • Debt securities

Elizabeth Carter joined the Chertoff Group after serving as the Plan Manager for Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) for the New York City Office of Emergency Management, where she was responsible for the development of hazard-specific emergency plans to respond to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) incidents. In this capacity, she worked closely with New York City agencies and other regional municipalities to foster interagency coordination and spearhead collaborative efforts to develop WMD playbooks and protocols. In addition, she served as an interagency task force liaison and Health and Medical Emergency Support Function coordinator during Emergency Operations Center activations, including severe weather events and multiple fatality incidents.

Ms. Carter spent nine years in the financial services industry, most recently with Bear, Stearns & Co., where she was a Vice-President in High Yield and Corporate Bond Research. In this role, she published industry and company-specific reports for institutional clients and conducted fundamental, quantitative and relative value analysis on debt securities issued by real estate companies. Prior to Bear Stearns, Ms. Carter was an Associate with Aetos Capital and an Analyst with Bank of America and Morgan Stanley.

Ms. Carter received her Master of Public Health (MPH) in Environmental Health Sciences from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and a BA in History from Yale University.  She was recently awarded a fellowship with the Center for Health Security’s Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative, and was named one of the Irish Echo’s “40 Under 40” in the Irish-American community for 2014.


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