Ms. Jonas is an executive with a distinguished career. She has served at the highest levels in both the government and commercial sectors and is a recognized expert in military, defense, and aerospace issues. Ms. Jonas is currently an independent consultant and serves on several boards. She is a trustee of the Aerospace Corporation and the National Defense Industrial Association. She is a board member of the National Military Family Association and EADS, North America (Airbus Group).
From 2008 to 2014, Ms. Jonas served as President of UnitedHealthcare, Military and Veterans, part of UnitedHealth Group, and held executive positions in the aerospace and defense industry. Prior to her corporate experience, she served more than two decades in government and national security positions. She was Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller) for the Department of Defense from 2004 to 2008. Prior to that, she served as Assistant Director and Chief Financial Officer for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for financial management, and as a senior analyst with the Office of Management and Budget and the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee. Her education includes executive studies at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. Ms. Jonas holds an M.A. in liberal studies from Georgetown University and a B.A. in political science from Arizona State University.