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Mr. C. Dean Graves, Treasurer and Director of Finance

C. Dean Graves

Dean Graves is the Treasurer and Director of Finance of the Institute for Defense Analyses. IDA is a non-profit corporation operating in the public interest. Its three federally funded research and development centers provide objective analyses of national security issues and related national challenges, particularly those requiring extraordinary scientific and technical expertise.

Joining IDA in 1983, Mr. Graves was assigned first as a financial analyst then advanced to the position of Manager of Finance and Budgets. He has served as Treasurer and Director of Finance since 1997.

Prior to joining IDA, he worked as an economist at Science Applications International Corporation.

Mr. Graves earned a master of business administration – with a major in finance and investments – from The George Washington University and a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of Richmond.

A member of Financial Executives International, he serves on the organization’s Committee on Government Business.