Senior Advisor

Tom Callahan is responsible for analyzing emerging trends in international security and technology and developing strategic plans to strengthen CRDF Global’s engagements with key external stakeholders. He comes to this role after a distinguished career in the government, corporate, and nonprofit sectors.Most recently, Tom served as Senior Professional Staff on the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations with responsibility for national defense, security assistance, counterterrorism, nuclear security, arms control and non-proliferation issues. At the Department of State, Tom served in Policy Planning and Diplomatic Security under Secretary Colin Powell and in Legislative Affairs under Secretary Condoleezza Rice.  He was Vice President for Government & Public Affairs at PAE, a privately held government services company with operations throughout the world, and Director for Global Security Policy at Lockheed Martin.
In addition to other roles on Capitol Hill, Tom was Director of Special Projects for the disaster relief organization AmeriCares, Public Policy Director for World Vision, and resident director in South Africa for the International Republican Institute. He was recently appointed to the advisory board of the Defense and Aerospace Export Council of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and received the 2019 Corporate Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Stability Operations Association.
Tom attended Dartmouth College and Yale Law School.


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