Accomplished national security professional brings over 30 years of experience in government, the technology sector, and nonprofits.

WASHINGTON, November 14, 2023 – The Roosevelt Group (TRG), a government affairs and strategic advocacy firm specializing in national defense, intelligence, and homeland security, announced today that Elana Broitman, seasoned senior Capitol Hill and DOD leader and recent Senior Vice President, Public Affairs at Jewish Federations of North America, has joined TRG as a Senior Advisor.

Ms. Broitman is a known government affairs expert, with years managing national security, industrial base, and technology policy. Broitman served as deputy assistant secretary for manufacturing and industrial base policy with the U.S. Department of Defense, representing the DOD on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and leading investments in the US defense industrial base. During her tenure, DOD established the first manufacturing institutes, public-private partnerships focused on technology sectors from additive manufacturing to photonics.

Having spent a dozen years on Capitol Hill, where she served as a senior adviser to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, on both the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, as well as counsel to the International Relations Committee in the House of Representatives, Elana was instrumental in passing appropriations to protect institutions from domestic terrorism threats and establishing new cybersecurity policies. Elana also spent close to a decade in the nonprofit sector, where she gained a deep understanding and broad networks across US allies such as Israel and Ukraine.

“We are thrilled to have Elana Broitman join our team as a full time Senior Advisor,” said John Simmons, a Roosevelt Group managing partner. “Elana is well-known across Capitol Hill for her bipartisan network and has spent her career tackling some of the toughest policy challenges facing our nation’s security. With her addition to our team, we are excited to offer even more insight and access to our current and future clients.”

“At this unique moment when the government needs to harness quickly advancing technologies, I am thrilled to contribute my experience in Washington and the tech sectors to support client needs,” said Broitman. “TRG offers a unique opportunity to continue to partner with colleagues steeped in national security expertise to continue to serve our country from the private sector.”

Elana Broitman graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and Economics from Trinity University and received her Juris Doctorate from The University of Texas School of Law. Elana is fluent in Russian and proficient in German.

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