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December 18, 2017

Christopher Heinz, Senior Vice President at PNC Bank, Joins CNAS Board of Advisors

Washington, December 18 – The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) announced today that Christopher Heinz, a Senior Vice President at PNC Bank and the leader of its external Fintech investment program and strategy development, will join the CNAS Board of Advisors. As a member of the Board of Advisors, he 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. 

“Chris will bring great expertise, experience, and ideas to the Board of Advisors,” said CNAS President Richard Fontaine. “CNAS takes a keen interest in the national security implications of both finance and technology. Chris’ background in finance and venture capital for tech companies will provide a critical real-world perspective. We are pleased to welcome him to the Board of Advisors.”

Before joining PNC, Heinz worked for 20 years in private equity and venture capital. As a private equity investor, Heinz specialized in TMT, energy and defense-related investment. Heinz has served on the board of various private companies and non-profit institutions, including the Heinz Family Endowments, the St. Paul's School, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, the Carnegie Mellon School of Public Policy, and the Navy SEAL Foundation. He was also a term member at the Council of Foreign Relations. Heinz received a B.A. in History from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.

For more information, please contact Neal Urwitz at or 202-457-9409.