Assistant Administrator External Affairs/Chief of Staff
Elisabeth Kann is the Assistant Administrator External Affairs/Chief of Staff for the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. In this role, she oversees the strategic management of the Bureau through strategic planning and performance management and also ensures proactive coordination of Bureau-wide priorities, policies, and internal and external communications. Additionally, Ms. Kann is responsible for managing the Offices of Communications, Industry and State Outreach, Congressional and Public Affairs, Strategic Planning and Program Evaluation, and Analytics
Ms. Kann joined TTB in 2010 as a Presidential Management Fellow in the Regulations and Rulings Division, where she served from 2010 to 2012. Immediately preceding her appointment as Chief of Staff in 2013, Kann served as Special Assistant, Office of the Administrator, where she advised and assisted the Administrator and Deputy Administrator on a broad variety of sensitive and complex matters spanning TTB's authority. Before beginning her federal career at TTB, Kann was a litigation attorney in the New York office of Kaye Scholer LLP, where she specialized in complex commercial and securities fraud litigation
Ms. Kann graduated from Dartmouth College, majoring in English Literature. She also earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University and a Master in Public Administration degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.