CNA Welcomes Christine Peterson as CFO
CNA Corporation today announced that Christine Peterson has joined the team as the chief financial officer. She will provide the nonprofit research and analysis organization with strong direction, expert advice and financial stewardship as CNA continuously strengthens its financial systems.
CNA operates the Center for Naval Analyses — the Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) of the Department of the Navy — as well as the Institute for Public Research.
"Christine's past experience is the perfect fit for CNA as we continue our commitment to our current and future financial needs," said CNA President and CEO Dr. Katherine McGrady. "I am confident Christine's considerable experience, drive for results, expert advice, and financial stewardship will help lead CNA into the future with an unwavering level of financial acumen."
Peterson has held senior leadership positions with Science Applications International Corporation, the Logistics Management Institute, and Arctic Slope Regional Corporation Federal. She specializes in transforming organizations by applying enhanced approaches to business planning, financial reporting, administration, and partnerships with business development and operations colleagues.
"I am honored to join the CNA team and take on this new challenge," said Peterson. "I am dedicated to combining sound financial management principles with evolving technology to deliver transparent, timely, compliant and insightful information to CNA and its stakeholders."
Peterson has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Maryland and has Certified Public Accountant and Charted Global Management Accountant designations. She also earned a Certificate in Executive Leadership from Cornell University.
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."