News Release

For Immediate Release
Contact: Elizabeth Cutler, Senior Communications Specialist

Roderick von Lipsey Named Chair of CNA's Board of Trustees

Arlington, Va. — CNA President and CEO, Katherine A.W. McGrady, Ph.D., recently announced the appointment of Roderick von Lipsey as the new Chair of CNA’s Board of Trustees.

Roderick von Lipsey

"Mr. von Lipsey has been a tremendous supporter of CNA for many years. I'm excited he has accepted the position of Board Chair, and I look forward to partnering with him to build upon our tradition of analytical excellence. His service on CNA’s Board over the past few years have made him an extremely valuable asset to the Board. As Board Chair I look forward to his leadership of the Trustees who contribute so much to CNA’s success,” said Dr. McGrady.

Mr. von Lipsey served twenty years on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps. His distinguished military career included fleet combat assignments as an F/A-18 fighter pilot and weapons tactics instructor, his Washington DC-area assignments included service as Director, National Security Council; Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow; White House Fellow and Special Assistant for Foreign and Security Policy to the Chief of Staff to the President; and Senior Aide to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. His operational awards include the Distinguished Flying Cross with Combat "V".

After leaving the military, Mr. von Lipsey went to Wall Street, serving in both management and production assignments. He was a Vice President at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and a Chief Operating Officer of Investment Management Services in New York. During his career in finance, he has been recognized by Barron's, Forbes, Shook Research and the National Association of Board Certified Advisory Practices for leadership in the investment advisory business. His market analysis and views continue to be sought after, and he has appeared on numerous financial media to include the Associated Press, Bloomberg TV and Radio, CNBC, Kiplinger, USA Today, US News, the Washington Post, and Yahoo Finance. He is current a Managing Director at UBS Financial Services, Inc.

CNA is a nonprofit research and analysis organization dedicated to the safety and security of the nation. It operates the Center for Naval Analyses — the only Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) serving the Department of the Navy — as well as the Institute for Public Research. CNA is 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 crisis centers, working side-by-side with operators and decision-makers around the world. CNA supports naval operations, fleet readiness and great power competition. Its non-defense research portfolio includes criminal justice, homeland security and data management.

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