Truman Center for National Policy and Truman National Security Project Announce New Board Members

WASHINGTON, DC — Truman Center for National Policy (501c3) and Truman National Security Project (501c4) are proud to welcome the following new board members to serve the organizations’ governing bodies starting in January 2020. Joining the Board of Directors for Truman Center for National Policy are Noah Doyle and Karen Karniol-Tambour. Sherri Goodman, Lionel C. Johnson, and Julissa Reynoso will join the board of Truman National Security Project.

“Now is the time for bold and principled American leadership at home and abroad. As Truman continues to lead and deepen that conversation, we’re thrilled to welcome these exceptional leaders to our governing boards. Their combined expertise will take us to even greater heights during this critical time for our country and a moment of strong forward momentum for Truman,” said Jenna Ben-Yehuda, Truman’s President and CEO.

“Each of these new board members brings a wealth of expertise, talent, and energy to the table and embody the spirit and values of the Truman community. We are very excited to welcome them as we continue to strengthen and grow our community of leaders who are committed to developing tough and smart national security solutions to the world’s most pressing problems,” said Stephen Bailey, Board Chair of Truman Center for National Policy, and John Driscoll, Board Chair of Truman National Security Project. 

Noah Doyle is a long-time Truman member and leads Battery Park Financial Partners at Janney. Before joining Janney in 2017, Noah led Doyle & Associates at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, and began his career at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, formerly Citigroup Smith Barney. Noah was named to Forbes’ 2018 list of America’s Top 1,000 Next-Generation Wealth Advisors and is the Founder and Secretary of the North Fork TV Festival. A Graduate of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and Brooklyn Law School, Noah lives in New York with his wife and daughters and is admitted to practice law in the bar of the State of New York.

Karen Karniol-Tambour joined Bridgewater in 2006 and heads Investment Research. She oversees teams of investors developing systematic insights on global markets and economies and is a regular author of Bridgewater’s Daily Observations, with a focus on fixed income, monetary and fiscal policy, money, and credit flows and portfolio construction. Karen received her AB from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs with a Certificate in Finance. She is an Atlantic Council Millennium Fellow and serves on the Board of Seeds of Peace, a nonprofit cultivating young leaders to transform conflict in the Middle East and South Asia. She was included in Fortune’s 40 Under 40 most influential leaders in business.

Sherri Goodman is an experienced leader and senior executive, lawyer and director in the fields of national security, energy, science, oceans and environment. She is co-founder of Red Duke Strategies, a strategic advisory firm, Senior Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center and CNA, and Senior Strategist at the Center for Climate and Security. Previously, she served as the President and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. Sherri has also served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of CNA (Center for Naval Analyses), the first Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Environmental Security (1993-2001), and on the staff of the Senate Armed Services Committee for Committee Chairman Senator Sam Nunn. A summa cum laude graduate of Amherst College, she earned a law degree from Harvard Law School and a masters in public policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Lionel C. Johnson became president of the Pacific Pension & Investment Institute in July 2014. His career spans more than three decades during which he has been a leader in international business, public policy, and economic development. He has served as senior vice president of the Initiative for Global Development, as vice president of Turkey, Middle East, and North Africa Affairs at the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, and as senior vice president of Public Affairs at Fleishman-Hillard. Previously, Johnson was vice president and director of International Government Affairs at Citigroup and deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury for International Development, Debt and Environment Policy in the Clinton Administration. He was also a senior advisor for Resources, Plans, and Policy to Secretary of State Warren Christopher, and a member of the Department of State Policy Planning Staff. He served as deputy director of the Clinton/Gore transition team at the Department of State. As a member of the U.S. Foreign Service, Johnson held assignments in the U.S. Embassies in Haiti, the Philippines and Kenya. He was a graduate instructor of U.S. foreign policy and American politics at the City University of Manila, Philippines, and received his B.A. in political science from Rutgers University in 1982.

Ambassador Julissa Reynoso is a partner at the law firm of Winston & Strawn. Julissa’s extensive experience includes analyzing and advising on complex cross-border litigations, investigations and disputes before U.S. Courts and Agencies. Julissa is the former United States Ambassador to Uruguay. She also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central America, the Caribbean and Cuba in the US Department of State. Julissa serves on the boards of several nonprofit and advocacy organizations, and was on the faculty of Columbia Law School and Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. Julissa holds degrees from Harvard University, the University of Cambridge, and Columbia Law School.


Truman National Security Project, along with its sister organization Truman Center for National Policy, identifies, trains, and positions leaders across America who support strong, principled US global engagement. We bring our members together with our partners and advisors to deliver concrete solutions to pressing global challenges for leaders at the local, state, and national levels, and we coordinate their action nationwide to shape the debate, fight for policy change, and support rising leaders.