Jonah Czerwinski joins CSPC Board of Counselors

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JONAH CZERWINSKI JOINS CSPC BOARD OF COUNSELORS

 

Washington D.C. - The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) is pleased to announce that Jonah Czerwinski has joined the CSPC Board of Counselors.

Czerwinski joins a distinguished group of Counselors chaired by the Honorable Norm Augustine (former Secretary of the Army and former Chairman & CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation).  Other CSPC Counselors include: the Honorable Bill Brock (former U.S. Senator for the State of Tennessee); Susan Eisenhower (President of the Eisenhower Group, Inc.); the Honorable John Engler (President of the Business Roundtable and former Governor of the State of Michigan); the Honorable Bart Gordon (former Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Science and Technology); the Honorable Carla Hills (Chair & CEO of Hills & Co. and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development); the Honorable Richard McCormack (former Vice Chairman of Bank of America and former Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs); and the Honorable William Webster (former Director of the FBI and former Director of the CIA).  A full list of CSPC Counselors, Trustees, and Senior Fellows can be found at www.thePresidency.org.

Czerwinski is a Managing Director at The Advisory Board Company where he is responsible for designing and delivering new innovations as a senior member of the strategy team. From 2009-2013, Jonah served as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Executive Director of the VA Center for Innovation (VACI).  Jonah was named to the federal Senior Executive Service in September 2010.

During his time leading the VACI, starting with its inception in 2010, Czerwinski managed the organization and its $65 million annual budget and a mission to develop, test, and evaluate new ways for the nation’s largest integrated healthcare system to reduce costs, increase quality, expand access, and improve the Veteran experience.  To this end, Czerwinski led a diverse team of technology, healthcare, and procurement experts to build a portfolio of over 120 innovations focused on delivering value for Veterans and taxpayers.

Before entering public service, Czerwinski was Managing Consultant at IBM Global Business Services and Senior Fellow at IBM's Global Leadership Initiative.  He served as a Senior Fellow at George Washington University, on the Board of Directors of the Partnership for a Secure America, and as a member of the Task Force on National Laboratory Assets for 21st Century Security.

By joining the Board of Counselors, Czerwinski returns to CSPC, where he served on the professional staff from 2001 to 2007.  As CSPC’s Director of Homeland Security Projects from 2004-2007, Jonah led the Center’s project on “Strengthening the Transatlantic Relationship in the War on Terrorism” as well as the comprehensive management study on “Accelerating and Integrating National and International Efforts to Combat Smuggled Nuclear Weapons,” which contributed to the establishment of the U.S. Domestic Nuclear Detection Office through Homeland Security Presidential Directive 15.

“I am delighted to announce Jonah as the Center’s newest Counselor,” said CSPC President & CEO Max Angerholzer. “He brings invaluable experience as an innovator in government and the private sector that can be applied to a wide range of strategic challenges that the nation faces—including those in health care, technology policy, and government acquisition policies.”

 

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