February 14, 2023

Gil Tenzer and Eric Traupe Join CNAS Board of Advisors

Washington, February 14, 2023—The Center for a New American Security is pleased to welcome Gil Tenzer and Eric Traupe to its Board of Advisors.

"Gil and Eric bring valuable insights that will strengthen the Center's bold and innovative policy research," said Richard Fontaine, Chief Executive Officer of CNAS. "From Gil's business acumen to Eric's strategic leadership experience, our Board of Advisors has gained two excellent members, and it is a pleasure to welcome them both."

Gil Tenzer is the Director of Real Estate and a founding member of Contrarian, a multi-billion-dollar institutional money management firm including dedicated real estate funds. Since Contrarian’s formation in 1995 he has been responsible for sourcing, managing and coordinating the disposition of the firm’s real estate investments. From 1993 to 1995 he was a senior analyst and co-head of the high-yield real estate group at Oppenheimer & Co. The prior six years he was responsible for the analysis, financing, acquisition, disposition, restructuring and asset management of a nationwide portfolio for investor Arthur G. Cohen in the real estate, lodging, restaurant, aviation and manufacturing industries. Tenzer's full bio is available here.

Eric Traupe is a former Intelligence Community executive who amassed 30 years of combined experience in the CIA and the US Marine Corps. Eric’s career focused on responding to trends impacting the global landscape, from his early years in CIA’s paramilitary ranks up through the senior enterprise level. Eric most recently served as Assistant Director of CIA for the Near East where he led thousands of officers from different career disciplines and US agencies, developed and executed multi-billion dollar budgets, and tackled acute intelligence and foreign policy challenges. After leaving the public sector, Eric founded Azimuth Global LLC, a consulting firm that provides strategic advisory services to Fortune 100 companies in the technology, national security, global banking, and strategic risk sectors. Traupe's full biography is available here.

For more information, contact Cameron Edinburgh at comms@cnas.org or call 202-457-9425.