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March 29, 2013

Greetings! We hope you are having an energetic and skillful week! This edition announces our selections of Anthony Gledhill as Chief Counsel, Elisabeth Kann as Chief of Staff, and the opportunity to register for the next webinar in the Preventing Underage Drinking series.

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Anthony Gledhill selected as TTB Chief Counsel

Anthony has been serving as Assistant Chief Counsel (Field Operations) in Cincinnati, Ohio since January 2008. He started his career with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) within the Department of Treasury in 1989 as a staff attorney in the Office of Assistant Chief Counsel in Philadelphia and then subsequently in the Office of Assistant Chief Counsel in Cincinnati.  From September 1998 until September 2003, Anthony was the Division Counsel for the ATF Detroit Field Division. This included an eight month period when ATF transitioned to the Department of Justice in 2003. In September 2003, Anthony rejoined Treasury as TTB's Senior Counsel, Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax (FAET) and served in that capacity until his selection as Assistant Chief Counsel, Field Operations.

Anthony has extensive experience in the regulation and enforcement of the laws under TTB's jurisdiction. His principal area of practice has been Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax and he is considered a national expert in this area of the law, particularly on the subject of the constructive sale price provisions of 26 U.S.C. Section 4216(b).

Anthony holds a B.A. from Temple University, and a J.D. from Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio, cum laude. He is a member of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania bar.

Elisabeth C. Kann selected as TTB Chief of Staff

Elisabeth is a graduate of Dartmouth College, where she received a B.A. in English Literature.  She obtained her Juris Doctor from Yeshiva University in 2000 and a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2010.  Following an extensive litigation history as an associate in the litigation department of the law firm of Kaye Scholer from 2000-2010, Lis was selected as a Presidential Management Fellow and joined TTB in the Regulations and Rulings Division, where she served from 2010 to 2012.  Immediately preceding her appointment as Chief of Staff, Lis served as Special Assistant, Office of the Administrator, where she advised and assisted the Bureau on a broad variety of sensitive and complex matters spanning TTB's authority.

The Chief of Staff reports to the Deputy Administrator and the Administrator and coordinates an array of special policy, regulatory, and legislative matters concerning the Bureau's operations, and advises in areas of policy development, resource utilization, and the coordination of internal review investigations.

Register now for the next webinar in the Preventing Underage Drinking series

This webinar series is sponsored by the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD).  ICCPUD member agencies presenting this webinar are the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

When:  April 17, 2013, 2:00 to 3:15 p.m. EDT

Who:  A panel of national experts on underage drinking prevention:

  • Frances M. Harding, Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, SAMHSA;
  • Kelli A. Komro, Ph.D., M.P.H., Professor in the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy within the College of Medicine and the Associate Director of the Institute for Child Health Policy at the University of Florida;
  • Robert F. Saltz, Ph.D., Senior Scientist for the Prevention Research Center in Berkeley, California; and
  • Richard Spoth, Ph.D., F. Wendell Miller Senior Prevention Scientist and Director of the Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute, Iowa State University.

Why:  Nearly 10 million 12- to 20-year-olds in the United States are underage drinkers.  Underage drinking poses serious negative consequences for individuals, families, and communities.  This webinar series features national leaders and experts discussing the extent and nature of the problem, lessons from recent research, and evidence-based strategies for addressing underage drinking.

What:  In this webinar, national experts will expand on the "shape of the solution" to underage drinking introduced by Ms. Harding during the first webinar in the series.  The discussion will focus on evidence-based strategies for preventing underage drinking that are age and culturally appropriate and address both individual and environmental factors.  Following their presentations, panelists will engage with participants in a live question-and-answer period.

Where:  To find more information and to register, please visit