Today, CNAS Chair Kurt Campbell and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fontaine made the following statement on the passing of Board Member Lewis Kaden:
“All of us at CNAS are deeply saddened at the passing of Lew Kaden. Lew was an integral part of the Center’s board over the past six years, a strong believer in our mission and a tireless advocate. We benefited greatly from our friendship with him and we deeply valued his kindness and grace.
“Lew Kaden was that exceedingly rare combination: a giant of a man and an incredible intellect, with a generous heart and a gentle manner. His breadth of experience and expertise, and the time he invested in helping nurture CNAS, made us smarter and better. He was a mentor, especially to young people, and all of us learned a great deal from him.
“Our thoughts are with Lew’s family as all mourn his passing. Lew left a great mark, at CNAS and on the country, and we will miss him very much.”