For Immediate Release: January 13th, 2012

PSA Names Matthew Hodes New Executive Director

Washington, DC -- Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) proudly welcomes Matthew Hodes as its new Executive Director. Mr. Hodes brings a wide range of foreign policy and national security experience to PSA, having served in various leadership roles internationally and in the United States.

Mr. Hodes comes to PSA with an extensive background in peacemaking, peacekeeping, post-conflict nation building operations, and civil-military cooperation in high-level political settings. He previously served as Director of Programs at the Club de Madrid focusing on transformational leadership issues in transitional societies and equitable development policies; Director of The Carter Center’s Conflict Resolution Program advising former President Carter on armed conflict and political disputes around the globe and leading the Center’s mediation and negotiation assistance activities; and in various roles at the United Nations during peacekeeping operations in the Balkans. He has also served as the Judicial Reform Coordinator with the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia, as a local public corruption prosecutor, a World Bank consultant, and as an Adjunct Law Professor. Hodes, a U.S. Army veteran, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds a LL.M. in Public International Law from the University of London, a J.D. from the University of Miami, and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Hodes to the PSA team. Through his demonstrated leadership and understanding of today’s national security and foreign affairs challenges, he will be a critical asset in promoting PSA’s mission and expanding our bipartisan efforts,” said Advisory Board Co-Chair and former Senator Warren Rudman (R-NH).

“With Mr. Hodes’ experience serving in various leadership roles at several of the most well-known global affairs institutions, he comes to PSA well prepared to take on the challenges of advancing bipartisanship in Washington on pressing issues vital to American security,” added former Congressman Lee Hamilton (D-IN), Co-Chair of PSA's bipartisan Advisory Board.

Joy Drucker, PSA’s former Executive Director, was recently appointed to the State Department’s Bureau of Legislative Affairs as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for House Affairs. PSA greatly appreciates her tireless dedication to advancing the cause of bipartisanship in U.S. foreign policy, and congratulates Ms. Drucker on this new position.

PSA is a nonprofit founded by former U.S. Representative Lee Hamilton (D-IN) and U.S. Senator Warren Rudman (R-NH) to advance bipartisanship on today’s critical national security and foreign policy challenges. Leveraging the leadership of its distinguished Advisory Board, PSA has unique credibility and access to forge common ground and fashion thoughtful, fact-based policy that promotes America’s national interests. More information on PSA can be found at www.psaonline.org.

CONTACT: Nathan Sermonis (202-293-8583), or sermonis@psaonline.org.