Christian Marrone currently serves as VVice President for External Communications and Chief of Staff to the CEO for CSRA, Inc. In this role, Mr. Marrone is charged with executing the company’s strategy for strengthening relationships across the U.S. government and spearheading the company’s efforts to provide thought leading solutions to address the critical policy issues challenging government. Additionally, Mr. Marrone serves as a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council.
Mr. Marrone has nearly 20 years of experience in government administration spanning multiple presidential administrations, government agencies and the private sector. Prior to joining CSRA, Mr. Marrone served as the Chief of Staff of the Department of Homeland Security, for Secretary Jeh Johnson. He has also held a number of senior positions within the Department of Defense (DOD), including Special Assistant to then-Secretary Robert Gates, and Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs. After leaving the DOD, Mr. Marrone served as an Executive for 3M, where he helped develop the company’s Defense Markets Division and as Vice President for National Security and Acquisition Policy at the Aerospace Industries Association.
Mr. Marrone has been awarded the Secretary of Homeland Security Distinguished Public Service Award, has twice received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service, the Young Alumni of the Year, Pennsylvania State University College of Liberal Arts and the Philadelphia Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award.
Mr. Marrone has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University, a J.D. from Temple University, and a Master’s degree in Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. While attending Pennsylvania State University, Mr. Marrone played football under Coach Joseph Paterno and was a member of 1995 Big Ten and Rose Bowl Championship team.