Senior Vice President
David Romley is the Senior Vice President at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Mr. Romley leads the Center’s fundraising efforts, strategic partnerships, and the overall brand position as a member of the Center’s executive team. Prior to joining CNAS, he served as Vice President for Development and Partnerships at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), overseeing the institution’s $26 million annual fundraising activities.
Before joining GMF, Mr. Romley served as Vice President for Development and Communications at the United States Marine Corps’ Scholarship Foundation. At the Scholarship Foundation, he successfully led the organization’s American Patriots capital campaign raising $60 million. Previously, he served 20 years in the United States Marine Corps in a variety of capacities, including as Pentagon spokesman and press attaché to the Secretary of Defense, senior Marine spokesman in both Afghanistan and Iraq, and as Director of Community Relations for the United States Marine Corps.
Mr. Romley is a former Military Affairs fellow for Senator John McCain (R-AZ). He serves on the board of PSC Charities – a charity that builds homes for severely wounded military veterans. He holds a Master’s degree in Communications and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He and his wife Meredith have two daughters, Sylvia and Evelyn, and live in Alexandria, Va.