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Company Overview of CNA Corporation

Company Overview

CNA Corporation provides research and analysis services for the public sector organizations to manage the scientific, operational, and policy challenges. Its naval analyses services include advanced technology and systems analysis, operations evaluation, resource analysis, strategic studies, China studies, operations and tactics analysis, and Marine Corps programs. The company also offers public research services on education, health research and policy, safety and security, organizational learning and effectiveness, and air traffic management. In addition, it provides services in the areas of national security and threat of climate change, and energy and risks to national security. The comp...

4825 Mark Center Drive

Alexandria, VA 22311

United States

Founded in 1942





Key Executives for CNA Corporation

Chief Executive Officer, President and Trustee
Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Treasurer
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President
President of Institute for Public Research
President of Center - Naval Analyses
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

CNA Corporation Key Developments

CNA Names Mark Geis as Executive Vice President of the Center for Naval Analyses

CNA President and CEO Katherine McGrady, Ph.D., announced the appointment of Mark Geis to serve as Executive Vice President of CNA's Center for Naval Analyses. CNA's Center for Naval Analyses is the Federally Funded Research and Development Center for the Navy and Marine Corps. CNA also operates the Institute for Public Research which provides research and analysis services to non-Department of Defense clients. Geis, previously Vice President and Director of CNA's Operations Evaluation Group (OEG) and of CNA's Marine Corps Program, has more than 27 years' experience at CNA. He began his career in 1987, serving as a Research Analyst in CNA's Support Planning and Management Division. In the 1990s he served as a CNA Field Representative and in 1997 was named Director of OEG's Marine Corps Operations Team. From 2000-2005 Geis was a research team leader and served as Director of the Naval Operations & Support Team in CNA's Integrated Support and Operations Division. In 2005 he was named Vice President and Director of CNA's Marine Corps Program, and since 2010 has also served as Vice President and Director of OEG.

CNA Corporation Katherine A. W. McGrady as President and Chief Executive Officer

CNA Corporation board of trustees has selected Katherine A. W. McGrady, Ph.D., now serving as Acting President of the Center for Naval Analyses, as the new President and Chief Executive Officer. McGrady will replace Robert J. Murray, who announced his intent to retire after serving CNA for 25 years. Appointed CNA Corporation’s first Chief Operating Officer in June 2009, McGrady began her career with CNA Corporation as an analyst in 1988.

CNA Corporation Appoints David J. Kaufman as Vice President of Safety and Security

CNA Corporation announced that David J. Kaufman has joined the company as vice president and director of CNA's Safety and Security division (SAS). Kaufman is responsible for overall executive management for the development and execution of all work in SAS, including the areas of public safety, homeland security, emergency management, and public health. Kaufman returns to CNA, where he was a director in SAS from 2008 to 2009, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), having served as FEMA's Associate Administrator for Policy, Program Analysis, and International Affairs since 2009.

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