February 01, 2019

CEO Victoria Nuland to Depart CNAS

Washington, February 1 – The Center for a New American Security announced today that CEO Victoria Nuland is stepping down to pursue other opportunities, effective immediately. CNAS President Richard Fontaine has been named acting CEO while the Board begins a search for Nuland's replacement.

“Toria's distinguished career in public service and at CNAS has been marked by extraordinary leadership and vision," said CNAS Board Chairman Kurt M. Campbell. "She ably led CNAS through a period of dynamic change and we are grateful for the energy, ideas, and warmth that she brought to her tenure at the Center."

Message from Victoria Nuland:

"After a productive year, I will be stepping down today as CEO of the Center for a New American Security to pursue other projects.

"I am proud of the work that my CNAS colleagues and I have done during my tenure to:

  • Transform the research agenda to address the most pressing challenges to American military, political, economic and technological leadership;
  • Attract top-flight talent;
  • Broaden work with Congress;
  • Advance bipartisanship and gender balance; and
  • Maintain strong, diverse financial support for the Center.

"CNAS plays a vital role in national security thought leadership, crafting bipartisan solutions to our nation’s toughest challenges, and fostering the next generation of American talent.

"I wish my CNAS colleagues and friends all success in the years ahead as they continue to chart a bold, innovative and bipartisan course."

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