Anita Hattiangadi
Director of Business Development & Client Relations


Anita U. Hattiangadi became the Resource and Force Readiness Division's Director of Business Development & Client Relations in FY21. In this newly established role, she leads the division in the development, implementation, refinement, and sustainment of systematic business development strategies and processes that maintain existing clients and research lines and develop new ones. She also plays a key role in lead development through contracting processes, including activities that affect client satisfaction and future business development opportunities.

Before taking this role, Ms. Hattiangadi led one of CNA's three personnel-focused teams within the Resources and Force Readiness Division for 12 years, overseeing a portfolio of approximately 20 studies for Department of Defense, Army, and Marine Corps sponsors.

During her 20 years at CNA, her work has included research papers, briefings, memoranda, and newsletters on a variety of military manpower topics, including recruiting, endstrength, manpower management, compensation, and retention. In recent years, she has directed several high-visibility projects for the Marine Corps on the integration of women into the Corps' closed occupations and assignments. Ms. Hattiangadi's research has been cited in The Washington Post, The Marine Corps Times, the Boston Globe, Stars & Stripes, United Press International, Newport News Daily Press, the Honolulu Advertiser, and many other national and regional publications.

Before joining CNA, Ms. Hattiangadi was an economist at the Employment Policy Foundation (a DC-based think tank focused on human resources–related public policies) for four years. There, she authored a variety of policy papers, made several media appearances, and testified before Congress.

Ms. Hattiangadi graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in economics and French from the University of Rochester (with credits for a third concentration in mathematics) and holds a master's degree in economics from the University of Maryland at College Park. She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, the Economics of National Security Association, and the Society of Government Economists.


December 7, 2016

Marine Corps Times quotes CNA analyst Anita Hattiangadi in "Top Marine: Corps Can Add 12,000 Marines per Trump’s Plan"

November 20, 2016

Ozy quotes CNA analyst Anita Hattiangadi in "Why the U.S. Military Is So Southern"

Resources and Personnel

Marine Corps and Defense Workforce Program