Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is pleased to announce two new
members of its Board of Advisors: Anja Manuel, Partner at The RiceHadley Group,
LLC, and Shannon O'Reilly, Executive Director in Communications for Military
and Veterans Affairs at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Ms. Manuel, who is a Lecturer at Stanford University in addition to her work at
The RiceHadley Group, joins the CNAS Board of Advisors after a distinguished
career in both the public and private sectors, having previously served as
Special Assistant to Under-Secretary for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns at
the Department of State and having practiced law at WilmerHale. "Anja
possesses unique foreign policy expertise, not only from her extensive research
and teaching experience at Stanford University, but also from her tenure at the
State Department, where she was instrumental in negotiating the U.S.-India
civilian nuclear accord and securing its passage in Congress," said CNAS
CEO Nathaniel Fick. "Her broad knowledge of U.S. policy toward Asia in
particular will be a valuable addition to the Center."
Before joining JPMorgan Chase & Co., Ms. O'Reilly served as the Director of
External Relations at CNAS, where she was responsible for driving the Center's
external relations strategy. Prior to that, Ms. O'Reilly was a strategist for
the global strategic communications firm The Rendon Group, supporting high
level government and corporate clients. "It is an honor to have Shannon
return to CNAS as a member of our Board of Advisors," said Mr. Fick.
"Her work with corporate military and veteran initiatives at JPMorgan
Chase, in addition to her deep understanding of CNAS as an institution, will be
of enormous benefit to our research, particularly our work with the Joining
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