Chief of Staff
Elisabeth Kann was appointed Chief of Staff of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) in March 2013. As Chief of Staff, Kann provides strategic advice to the Administrator and the Deputy Administrator, and ensures proactive coordination of bureau-wide priorities and policies in direct support of TTB’s mission. Kann's additional responsibilities are divided into three categories: congressional and public affairs, industry and state matters, and internal and external communications.
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, 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.Kann received a bachelor's degree in English literature from Dartmouth College in 1996. She obtained her Juris Doctor from Yeshiva University in 2000 and a master's degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2010.