News Release

May 5, 2016

For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim Sullivan, Manager of External Communications, (703) 855-3211

CNA Names Joseph B. Butcher Vice President of Business Development

Arlington, VA — Today CNA announced that Joseph Butcher has been named the organization’s vice president of business development.

"We’re delighted to have someone with Joe’s depth of experience join our team," said Tim Beres, executive vice president of CNA’s Institute for Public Research. "His success in working with departments and agencies across government is an ideal match for our efforts in identifying, competing for, and winning work."

Butcher has extensive experience in the Federal Government business development life cycle, including defining business strategies and capture and proposal strategy, planning, and implementation.

Prior to joining CNA, Butcher was senior capture manager at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services in Herndon, VA. There he led teams of business development professionals and account leads in implementing comprehensive capture strategies for top civil market IT opportunities across organizations such as the U.S. Departments of Education and Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration, the General Services Administration, the Federal Reserve, the U.S. Postal Service, and the Internal Revenue Service.

Before Hewlett-Packard, Butcher worked for Booz Allen Hamilton in McClean, VA, for more than 16 years — starting as a policy analyst, then serving as a program manager, then as a business development lead, and, finally, as a senior capture manager. Butcher began his career in Pittsburgh, PA, where from 1988-1994 he was executive business manager for a local television station.

Butcher holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Telecommunications Studies from Penn State University.

CNA is a nonprofit research and analysis organization dedicated to developing actionable solutions to complex problems of national importance. With nearly 700 scientists, analysts and professional staff, CNA takes a real-world approach to gathering data. Its one-of-a-kind field program places analysts on carriers and military bases, in squad rooms and classrooms, and working side-by-side with a wide array of government decision-makers around the world. In addition to defense-related matters for the U.S. Department of the Navy, CNA’s research portfolio includes criminal justice, homeland security, energy security, water resources, enterprise systems and data analysis, and education.

Note to writers and editors: CNA is not an acronym and is correctly referenced as "CNA, a research organization in Arlington, VA."


Elizabeth Cutler
Sr Communications Specialist

John Stimpson
Communications Associate