Win Boerckel is vice president for external affairs at the RAND Corporation where he works to raise RAND's profile and extend RAND's public policy impact by overseeing and leveraging the talented teams in congressional relations, media relations, web and social media, writers, editors, and publishing services, brand identity, fundraising, and community relations. Boerckel, a winner of the President's Choice Award (RAND's highest honor) who previously served as RAND's director of congressional relations, came to RAND after nearly two decades of policy work on Capitol Hill as a staffer in both the House and the Senate, including Chief of Staff. In 2003, Boerckel was awarded a fellowship by the Stennis Center for Public Service for senior congressional staff members who have an interest in bipartisan and bicameral cooperation. He was named a Thomas B. Watson Fellow for research in South Africa in 1990-91. He is a graduate of Kenyon College, cum laude, with a B.A. in English.