CRA, Inc., a leading provider of homeland security consulting services to government and private-sector clients, announced the appointment of Mr. Ed Cash as Vice President.”Ed brings to CRA the broad and deep network essential to shaping CRA’s future business direction,” said Harriette Terbell, CEO and Member of the Board of Directors of CRA. “He comes to CRA with a track record of successes that meshes perfectly with CRA’s serious intention to grow its business into the ‘gold standard’ of security risk management.”Mr. Cash proved his capabilities as the Director of Homeland Security and Law Enforcement Business Development for the Intelligence and Security Sector of BAE Systems; and prior to that at SRA International’s Touchstone Consulting Group, where he successfully coordinated business development activities within the homeland security, federal law enforcement and state and local law enforcement markets.Previous to joining the private sector, Mr. Cash was a member of President George W. Bush’s Administration,serving as the Director of Advance Operations at the inception the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Working side-by-side with the first Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge; Ed envisioned, built and operated the Department’s first ever Office of Advance. Ed also served as the liaison between the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Coast Guard, and other entities critical to the Secretary’s security, travel and planning. Later as the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, his principal role was to serve as the Liaison between all of the Nation’s Governors, Mayors, County Officials and State and Local First Responders. Ed worked with constituents to coordinate DHS’s policies on prevention, mitigation, response, and recovery from terrorist incidents and natural disasters.From 2001-2009 Ed also served as member of the advance teams for President Bush and Vice President Cheney, responsible for successful coordination of White House logistics, press and communications staff, the White House Military Office and the United States Secret Service. Ed is the Founder of the Tom Ridge Foundation, a non-profit Homeland Security charitable organization and the Founder of the Homeland Security Bipartisan Collaboration, a semi-annual event which congregates hundreds of current and former Homeland Security officials including Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and former Secretaries of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff and Tom Ridge.” I am delighted to be joining CRA which is committed to the growth and optimization of its core competencies,” said Mr. Cash. “The opportunity to be part of the team that will direct and execute on CRA’s going forward strategy is both exciting and energizing.” Ed is a graduate of Salem State College and the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, Executive Development Program. He is a native of Winthrop, Massachusetts and currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia.