December 22, 2020

Joe Purcell and Timothy McBride Join CNAS Board of Advisors

Washington, December 22, 2020—The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) announced today that Joe Purcell, Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley’s Financial Sponsors Group, and Timothy McBride, Global Government Relations lead for Raytheon Technologies, have joined the CNAS Board of Advisors. As members of the Board, they will contribute to the development and execution of the organization’s intellectual agenda.

“I’m pleased to welcome Joe and Tim to the CNAS Board of Advisors," said CNAS CEO Richard Fontaine. “Their decades of leadership in government, finance, and national security will lend invaluable perspective to the Center's work on key policy issues. Our experts and research will benefit significantly from Joe and Tim’s expertise.”

Joe Purcell joined Morgan Stanley in 2010 and is a Vice Chairman in the firm’s Financial Sponsors Coverage Group. He is responsible for a number of Morgan Stanley’s private equity clients, and his experience includes public underwritings of IPOs and equity, debt offerings, mergers and acquisitions advice, private placements, and derivatives transactions. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Purcell was a Managing Director in investment banking at JPMorgan and was at that firm for 15 years; first as a member of that firm's High Yield group, and later in the Financial Sponsors Coverage Group. Purcell served as a Supply Officer in the United Stated Navy from 1980 to 1989 in a variety of assignments, including aboard a nuclear submarine, an aircraft carrier, as a major weapons systems contracting officer in Washington, D.C., and as a special advisor for logistics to the Pakistani Navy in Karachi. Post his active duty assignments, Purcell continued to serve in the U.S. Navy Reserves and retired with the rank of Commander. Purcell is Co-Chair of the Morgan Stanley Veterans Employee Networking Group, Vice Chairman of the board of Foundations in Education, a member of Business Executives for National Security (BENS), a member of the Naval War College Foundation, and an Advisory Board member of the Navy League’s New York City Council. Purcell is a 1980 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, a 1991 graduate of Harvard Business School, and attended the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. Purcell has three grown daughters and resides in Westport, Connecticut with his beautiful wife of many years, Lisa.

Timothy McBride leads Global Government Relations for Raytheon Technologies. He is responsible for working with governments at the international, federal and state levels, and for communicating the company’s business interests to policymakers and other organizations. McBride, a former senior White House official, has more than 30 years of experience in government affairs and business consulting at Fortune 100 companies. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of government relations for United Technologies Corporation prior to its merger with Raytheon Company in 2020. He previously led global government affairs at Covidien, overseeing federal and international government relations. Additionally, he served as a consultant to a variety of companies in the telecommunications, manufacturing, energy, automotive, financial and homeland security sectors, providing services in business development, public relations and government relations. From 1985 to 1993 McBride served in a number of senior government positions. He was a member of George H.W. Bush’s vice presidential and presidential staffs and also served as assistant secretary of commerce for trade development. He is a member of the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council and is a co-founder of Ayenda Foundation, a nonprofit that works to improve the lives of Afghan children. McBride is also a member of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Museum & Library Advisory Board and serves on the boards of directors of the Atlantic Council and The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. He holds bachelor’s degrees in marketing and business administration from Eastern Michigan University.

For more information, contact Cole Stevens at [email protected] or call 202-695-8166.