The Honorable Tina W. Jonas was elected to the Board of Trustees of The Aerospace Corporation on December 7, 2011.
Jonas served as the under secretary of defense (comptroller) and chief financial officer of the Defense Department from 2004 to 2008. Prior to this, she served as assistant director and chief financial officer for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Jonas has held a number of key positions in the private sector. She was most recently president of UnitedHealthcare Military and Veterans. She was the president of Logistics Health, Inc., and a senior vice president of OptumHealth. She was executive vice president of operations for PASSUR Aerospace and served as director of Operations Planning & Analysis at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. In that position, she provided the leadership and direction necessary to plan and control Sikorsky production and supply chain resource requirements, including production planning for all military, commercial, and aftermarket business. Her responsibilities included facilities management for production operations worldwide. She also provided integrated management for a $500 million global aftermarket business.
Jonas is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service (Bronze Palm), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Distinguished Civilian Service Award, the Department of the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award, the Army Distinguished Civilian Service Award, and the Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award as well as the DOD Inspector General’s Award for Excellence. She is a frequent public speaker and has appeared on CNN and in leading national publications such as the New York Times and the Washington Post.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in liberal studies from Georgetown University. Her executive education includes studies at Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Business, and the UTC Executive Education Program at the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business.
Jonas serves on the LaserMax board of directors.