Dobriansky, Kapani & Lincoln Join CSPC Board of Trustees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                      Contact: Hurst Renner

MARCH 25, 2016                                                      (202) 872-9800





Washington D.C. - The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) is pleased to announce that The Honorable Paula Dobriansky, Mr. Roy Kapani, and The Honorable Blanche Lincoln have joined the CSPC Board of Trustees.

Dobriansky, Kapani, and Lincoln join a distinguished board whose members include: Eli Broad (The Broad Foundation); Robert Day (W.M. Keck Foundation); Bradford Freeman (Freeman Spogli & Co.); David Gergen (Former Presidential Adviser & CNN Senior Political Analyst); Senator Mel Martinez (JPMorgan Chase & Co.); Mack McLarty (Former White House Chief of Staff); Gerald L. Parsky (Aurora Capital Group); Tom Ridge (Former Secretary of Homeland Security & Former Governor of Pennsylvania); Mike Rogers (Former Chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee and Westwood One Radio Host); Pamela Scholl (Dr. Scholl Foundation); Steve Schwarzman (Blackstone Group); George Stephanopoulos (ABC News); and Togo West (Former Secretary of Veterans Affairs).  A full list of the CSPC Board of Trustees can be found at

 “I am delighted to welcome Paula, Roy, and Blanche as our newest Trustees,” said Ambassador Tom Pickering, Chairman of the CSPC Board of Trustees. “Bringing their international, business, and political experience to the CSPC Board further strengthens our outreach in all three areas.”

Dobriansky is a foreign policy expert and former diplomat specializing in national security affairs.  Her stints in government, academia, and the private sector have included serving from 2001 to 2009 at Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs—during which she received the Secretary of State’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Medal, for her work as the President’s Special Envoy to Northern Ireland.   A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Academy of Diplomacy, she serves on various boards, including the Smith-Richardson Foundation, IDS International, Freedom House and the Atlantic Council. She is also a Trustee of the Trilateral Commission, on the Board of Visitors of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Chair of the Bush Center's Women's Initiative Policy Advisory Council.

Kapani is the founder and chairman of the board of the U.S.-based ECS Federal, LLC. Kapani founded ECS in 2001, with a focus on Computer Science—which later expanded to include scientific research and development, advanced modeling and simulation, naval engineering and systems engineering, computer defense and radar physics.  Currently, ECS employs over 1,800 professionals nationwide as well as overseas.  Since 2012, he has served on the board of trustees for the Sibley Hospital Foundation. He is also serving (since 2011) on the board of trustees for the National Cathedral School. Kapani is an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and the Economic Club of Washington, DC. Kapani was named 2014 Ernest & Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year, Greater Washington, in Government Services.

Lincoln made history when she became the youngest woman ever elected to the United States Senate at the age of 38—a milestone that still exists today. She again made history when she became the first female to serve as Chairman of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee in its 184-year history.  During her 16-year career in the U.S. Congress—first as a two-term member of the House of Representatives and then as a two-term member of the U.S. Senate—she built a reputation as a results-oriented, bipartisan legislator.  Today, she is the Founder and a Principal of Lincoln Policy Group—a consulting firm that assists its clients in navigating legislative and regulatory bureaucracy of the federal government.

Full bios for Dobriansky, Kapani, and Lincoln are available on our website.

“We are honored that Paula, Roy, and Blanche have joined our Board,” said CSPC President and CEO Max Angerholzer. “As trailblazers in foreign policy, the private sector, and public service, their advice and know-how will enhance CSPC’s ability to promote bipartisanship, cooperation between government and the private sector, and strategic thought.”


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