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CSBA welcomes William C. Bodie as its Director of Development

Washington D.C., 8 April 2019 - The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) is pleased to announce William C. Bodie as its Director of Development.

Dr. Thomas G. Mahnken, CSBA President and CEO, said, “Bill comes to us with an impressive background in the foundation world, government, and industry.  I have had the pleasure of working with Bill in various capacities over the years and I’m excited to welcome him to the CSBA team.”

Bodie has more than 30 years’ experience overseeing and managing business portfolios for leading U.S. defense and civil engineering firms such as Northrop Grumman, KBR, Fluor, and Parsons.  He most recently served as Group Executive Vice President for Parsons’ Middle East Africa business unit.  

“Bill is a very welcome and valuable addition,” added Ambassador Eric Edelman, CSBA Counselor. “Bill joining our extraordinary team adds fundraising breadth and focus to an organization that is the leading public policy institute for research on defense concepts, capabilities, and resources in an increasingly contested international environment.”

Prior to joining CSBA, Bill was Visiting Fellow at the Lexington Institute, focusing on economic and security currents in the Middle East and is currently active in the national security and philanthropic organizations, including the Board of Trustees of the Shakespeare Theatre Company and the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army’s National Capitol Area Command.


About the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) is an independent, nonpartisan policy research institute established to promote innovative thinking and debate about national security strategy and investment options. CSBA’s assessments focus on key questions related to existing and emerging threats to U.S. national security, and its goal is to enable policymakers to make informed decisions on matters of strategy, security policy, and resource allocation.