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Vistage, the world’s largest CEO coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize businesses, today announced that Dr. Katherine A. McGrady, President and Chief Executive Officer of CNA, is the recipient of the Vistage Leadership Award. The award honors members for their achievements in leadership, for reflecting Vistage’s values and for making great decisions that benefit their companies, families and communities.

McGrady began her career with CNA as an analyst in 1988. As the CNA field representative for the Commander of Marine Forces Central Command and Commander, I Marine Expeditionary Force, she served in the Persian Gulf during first Iraq war, Desert Shield and Desert Storm. She received the Department of the Navy’s Superior Public Service Award for her contributions during Desert Shield/Desert Storm. She also deployed as part of the Unified Task Force to Mogadishu, Somalia.

Subsequent assignments led to her selection as Vice President and Director, Integrated Systems and Operations (ISO) Division, where she led a team focused on issues at the interface between the Navy and Marine Corps, including analysis of expeditionary systems, logistics, operations and tactics and training for expeditionary operations. Simultaneously, she directed CNA’s Marine Corps Program, where she developed the annual research program and was the primary interface between CNA and the senior Marine Corps leadership.

“I am very humbled and honored to receive this award. Vistage for me has been game-changing in terms increasing my effectiveness as a CEO. I get inspiration every day from my fellow Vistage peer group. I am so very grateful to be part of the larger Vistage community,” said McGrady.

“Katherine holds herself to the high standards that those working for her also attain while following her. It’s magical to be in her office and watch her positive effect, especially given the serious nature of their work,” said Vistage Chair Debbie Tyler.

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