The Stimson Center Welcomes Tia Jeffress as Director of Finance, Expands Management Team

  • December 8, 2020
  • 12:26 pm

The Stimson Center is proud to announce that Tia Jeffress has joined the President’s management team as Director of Finance, a new position at Stimson. Jeffress is a senior finance professional with over 15 years of experience at public accounting firms and nonprofit organizations.

Finance at Stimson was previously overseen by Oksana Bellas, who led both finance and operations, and who will remain at Stimson in the newly created role of Director of Human Resources and Administration.

“Hiring Tia is a reflection of Stimson’s continued success,” said Brian Finlay, Stimson’s President. “While 2020 has been a challenging year for many organizations in our policy community, I am proud that we have been able to continue to grow and expand our operations. Professionals like Tia and Oksana make it possible for us to run an efficient organization and make a tangible and meaningful impact around the globe.”


The Stimson Center promotes international security, shared prosperity & justice through applied research and independent analysis, deep engagement, and policy innovation.

For three decades, Stimson has been a leading voice on urgent global issues. Founded in the twilight years of the Cold War, the Stimson Center pioneered practical new steps toward stability and security in an uncertain world. Today, as changes in power and technology usher in a challenging new era, Stimson is at the forefront: Engaging new voices, generating innovative ideas and analysis, and building solutions to promote international security, prosperity, and justice.

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