Ramsey is a futurist, author and entrepreneur. She consults with the
Global Business Network as a futurist and co-authored, with Pamela
McCorduck, The Futures of Women: Scenarios for
the 21st Century. Ramsey is also President of Morning
Star Imports, a small Tiburon, California based company specializing
in ethnic jewelry from the Middle East and North Africa.
Ramsey is the former Legislative Director to Senator John Kerry. In
addition to directing the legislative staff, Ramsey advised the Senator
on a number of issues including the federal budget, space and education.
She is knowledgeable about the legislative process as well as the
public and private sector.
Before joining Senator Kerry's staff Ramsey served as President of
Ramsey Associates, a Washington-based consulting firm specializing
in arms control, international affairs and national security. She
wrote a book discussing these topics called, Nuclear Weapons Decision
Making. Ramsey co-founded and directed the Committee for National
Security, a non-profit, non-partisan national leadership group created
in 1980 to encourage public debate on national security issues. Prior
to her involvement with the Committee for National Security, Ramsey
served as Director of Americans for SALT, a national citizen's group
supporting the SALT II Treaty. She also served as Legislative Director
for the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Assistant
to the Director of the National Welfare Rights Organization, Staff
Assistant to the Governor of Massachusetts and with the Commonwealth
Service Corps, organizing community action programs in that state.
Ms. Ramsey has served on a number of boards of directors including
the Women's Campaign Fund, the National Peace Academy Campaign, and
Peace Links International. She currently serves on the board of the
Fund for Constitutional Government, Philanthropy by Design and is
a member of the Club of Rome. Ramsey is a co-author of Nuclear Weapons
Decision Making published by Macmillan, London, England. She has also
been a contributor to In the Public Interest. In 1984 she served as
a Distinguished Resource Fellow at the Center for Conflict Resolution
at George Mason University.
Nancy Ramsey is a native of West Hartford, Connecticut. She was an
American Field Service exchange student to Heilbronn, Germany. Ramsey
is a graduate of Colby College and received a Masters Degree in Social
Work from the University of Chicago.