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Stimson Center Adds Distinguished Leaders to Board of Directors

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Caiti Goodman, [email protected], 202.478.3437

Stimson Center Adds Distinguished Leaders to Board of Directors

Washington, DC —  The Stimson Center today announced the appointment of four new members of its Board of Directors: Carlos Del Toro, Susan Chodakewitz, Michelle Howard, and Richard Morrissey. As Board Members they will help guide the strategic direction of the Stimson Center and contribute their own expertise to Stimson’s global research agenda.

Carlos Del Toro, is the founder, president and chief executive officer of SBG Technology Solutions, with experience in diplomacy, military operations, space systems engineering, information technology, and legislative affairs. Full bio.

“I’m thrilled and honored to be elected to the Board of the Stimson Center, one of our nation’s top 25 think tanks!” Said Del Toro. “Their dedication to promote security and prosperity; protect people; and preserve the planet by developing grand strategies in pivotal places is recognized worldwide. I look forward to our common journey in making the world a better place for future generations to treasure.”

Susan Chodakewitz, is President and CEO of Nathan Associates, Inc and has a proven track record of turning around, building, and growing businesses. Full bio.

“For many years now, I have known of and been impressed with the Stimson Center in terms of the quality, relevance and currency of their work,” said Chodakewitz. “The opportunity to support the Stimson Center to remain at the center of issues that span security, economics and development is incredibly exciting and satisfying for me.  I look forward to being part of their board and contributing in substantive ways.”

Richard C. Morrissey is Of Counsel in the Washington DC office of Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP and the former managing partner of the London office. He has extensive experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Full bio.

“Stimson represents a fantastic opportunity to work with highly accomplished scholars trying to analyze and maybe even solve some of the most important security issues of our time in a nonpartisan manner,” said Morrissey.

Michelle J. Howard is a United States Navy Retired Admiral having served 35 years. Her last command was in 2016 to 2017 as U.S. Naval Forces Europe and U.S. Forces Africa. She simultaneously led NATO’s Allied Joint Force Command Naples with oversight of missions from the Western Balkans to Iraq. Full bio.

“After a discussion with the President and reviewing the biographies of the board members, I felt I had unique operational experiences in the Maritime and Cyber domains.  I thought my background complemented the broad leadership portfolio of the Board.  When I visited the Center for an introductory call, I was impressed by the drive and passion of the staff.  Stimson has a team that wants to make a difference globally.”


The Stimson Center is a nonpartisan policy research center working to solve the world’s greatest threats to security and prosperity.

In 2019, Stimson celebrates 30 years of security and prosperity.

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