April 05, 2017

Carol Deane, President of Starrett City Associates, Joins CNAS Board of Advisors

By Neal Urwitz

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) announced today that Carol Deane, President of Starrett City Associates, has joined the CNAS Board of Advisors. As a member of the Board, Ms. Deane will actively contribute to the development and execution of the organization’s intellectual agenda. The Board of Advisors is comprised of prominent leaders from the private sector, academia, the military, and government who help inform the Center’s research and expand its community of interest. 

“Carol is deeply engaged in her community, and her experience and dedication will be similarly invaluable to the Center,” said CNAS Chief Executive Officer Michèle Flournoy. “Carol’s tremendous energy and insight will help CNAS craft solutions to many of America’s most pressing national security problems.”

As president of Starrett City Associates, Ms. Deane runs the office of the Managing General Partner for Starrett City Inc.  In that capacity, Ms. Deane runs the Spring Creek Towers community (a.k.a. Starrett City) in Brooklyn, NY.  It is the largest community of its kind with 48 apartment buildings (close to 6,000 units), a shopping center, power plant, community center with a sports club, and four schools. In 2009, Starrett City completed a refinancing transaction that required coordination with politicians at every level of government.

Ms. Deane is Chairman of the Duke Health Board of Visitors and a member of the Board of Directors of The Huntington Theatre Company, the 2013 Tony Award recipient for best regional theatre. The Huntington is known for its commitment to Broadway quality productions of classic plays as well as fostering new playwrights and the development of new works in addition to its student matinee and other educational programs. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Friends of the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS).

Ms. Deane is a native New Yorker who now makes her home in Boston. She graduated from Lake Forest College with a bachelor’s degree in biology.

For more information, please contact Neal Urwitz at nurwitz@cnas.org or 202-457-9409.


  • Neal Urwitz

    Former Director of External Relations

    Neal Urwitz is the former Director of External Relations at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). In that capacity, Mr. Urwitz was responsible for the organization’s ...