May 17, 2016

CNAS Welcomes Three New Board Members


Washington, May 17 – The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) today announced the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors: Leanne Caret, Executive Vice President of The Boeing Company and president and CEO of Defense, Space, & Security (BDS); Thomas J. Campbell, Founder and Managing Partner of DC Capital Partners; and Michael Sonnenfeldt, Chairman of MUUS & Company. Along with their fellow members of the Board of Directors, they will provide oversight and help CNAS chart its strategic direction.

“We are excited to have Leanne, Thomas, and Michael join the Board,” said CNAS Board of Directors Chair and Co-founder Kurt Campbell. “They have a wealth of experience in the defense and investment sectors, where CNAS does so much of its research. They will be invaluable in helping CNAS continue to expand its impact in the national security field.”

As president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space, & Security, Ms. Caret leads the $30 billion business that works with defense, government, space, intelligence, and security customers around the world. Caret was previously the president of Boeing’s Global Services & Support, the U.S. Department of Defense’s largest performance-based logistics contractor and an industry leader in providing sustainment solutions for Boeing and select non-Boeing platforms. Before that, she was the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance, for BDS.

Thomas Campbell is Founder and Managing Partner of DC Capital Partners, LLC, a private investment firm which makes controlling investments in the government and engineering markets.  He has over 25 years of investment experience. He currently serves as the Chairman of Michael Baker International, LLC, Sallyport, LLC, SC3, LLC and The SPECTRUM Group, LLC. Over the course of his career, Mr. Campbell has served on the Board of Directors of many companies both private and public. Mr. Campbell is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Lehigh University and The Pomfret School. He currently serves of the Board of Directors of the USO-Metro and is Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Middle East Institute.

Mr. Sonnenfeldt brings similarly deep and wide ranging experience in the private sector. He is the Chairman of MUUS & Company, LLC, a private investment company with concentrations in real estate, solar, energy, and a diversified portfolio of direct and fund investments. Mr. Sonnenfeldt is the controlling shareholder of Sol, Inc., a leading manufacturer of industrial-grade outdoor solar lighting systems. He also is the Founder and Chairman of TIGER 21, LLC, the premier network of peer-to-peer learning groups for high-net-worth investors, with over $20 billion of assets managed by TIGER 21’s members. He is a senior lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, where he developed and co-taught a course on business and the nation’s security. 

CNAS Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Michèle Flournoy is proud to welcome Ms. Caret, Mr. Campbell, and Mr. Sonnenfeldt to the CNAS Board. "Leanne, Tom, and Michael are tremendous additions to our Board of Directors,” said Ms. Flournoy. “Their experience and expertise in the areas of defense, industry, and global finance will be invaluable as we continue to develop CNAS as the ‘go to’ think tank for bold, innovative, bipartisan ideas for U.S. national security. We are grateful they have chosen to join our Board of Directors.”