Simon Limage

Foreign policy, Nonproliferation

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Washington, DC
Monday through Sunday.


SimonLimage served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation Programs in the StateDepartment’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation from 2011 to 2017. As a senior leader he managed dynamic programs that directly reduced the threatposed by weapons of mass destruction in over 80 countries. He led global programs worth $200 M and oversaw 120 contractors, civilservants, interagency detailees, and Foreign Service officers. He worked closely on national security issues with colleagues and programs throughout theinteragency including the Departments of State, Homeland Security, Energy andDefense. He played a significant role in the removal of chemical weapons from Syria andLibya and in the Ebola response. He advanced border security,information sharing, counterterrorism, and counter WMD efforts in sensitiveenvironments.  He received several awardsfor superior management.   

Mr.Limage directed several interagency processes to prioritize security assistance. He coordinated border security and strategic trade control assistance to partnercountries.

Mr Limage represented the United States at the Governing Board of theInternational Science and Technology Center (ISTC) in Kazakhstan and theScience and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU). He co-chaired the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) and negotiated several international security agreements with Libya, Slovakia, and Jordan. 

He served on the Federal Interagency Review Panel onHigh-Containment Laboratory Space and led the ISN Bureau’s congressional, budgetary, andcommunications outreach. 

Previously,he served as chief of staff for the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. In thatcapacity he oversaw the operations of three State Department bureaus. He was the Under Secretary’s key advisor and oversaw personnel issues and was directly involved in a range of national security issues including the Nuclear Posture Review and the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review.


Prior tohis service in the State Department, Mr. Limage was then Congresswoman EllenTauscher’s Chief of Staff. He also served as her legislative director andmilitary legislative assistant. He handled her Armed Services Committee dutiesand managed her legislative team. In supportof the congresswoman’s oversight work as Chair of the Strategic Forces Subcommitteeof the House Armed Services Committee and member of the NATO ParliamentaryAssembly, he travelled to the Middle-East, to Department of Defenseand Energy facilities in the continental United States, and to Europe. 

Mr. Limage is also an expert on the Department of Energy's national nuclear labs and the work of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). He advocated for Lawrence Livermore National Lab and Sandia in his time in Congress. 


He hasaddressed a number of conferences and spoken on matters relating to defense,foreign policy, and arms control.


Previouslyhe worked for Senator John Kerry on foreign policy, defense, and veteransissues.

Prior tohis work in the Senate, he was a research assistant at the United StatesInstitute of Peace

supportingexperts on NATO and the OSCE.


He holds aMaster in Foreign Service and a Masters in History from Georgetown Universityas well as a B.S. in International Relations and a B.A. in history from TuftsUniversity. He did his high school in Paris, France.