Toby Dershowitz

Managing Director


Toby Dershowitz is Managing Director of FDD Action, where she oversees the organization’s vision, staff and programs. She previously served as Senior Vice President for Government Relations and Strategy for FDD where she also oversaw the Communications Department. She has more than 30 years of experience in Washington, focusing on policy issues related to terrorism, cyber security, sanctions, the Middle East, and illicit networks in Latin America.

Toby also serves on the Board of Advisors of FDD’s Center on Economic and Financial Power (CEFP). Her research focus includes tracking Iran’s global threat network and identifying points of leverage to counter Iran’s malign activities. She has written extensively on Iran’s role in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a case whose investigation and subsequent developments continue to be important for policymakers and law enforcement.

She has been widely published, including in The New York TimesWall Street Journal, The HillRealClearWorldRealClearDefenseArab NewsMoneylaundering.comJTABusiness InsiderForbesThe National InterestHuffington Post, and quoted in numerous other publications.

Toby previously served as spokesperson and director of media relations for a leading foreign policy organization for 14 years. Before joining FDD full time, she was founder and president of The Dershowitz Group, a public affairs and strategic communications firm.

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