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.