RAND Corporation Appoints Susan Everingham Director of RAND Pittsburgh Office

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September 3, 2008

Susan S. Everingham, a 20-year member of the RAND Corporation research and management staff, has been appointed director of the nonprofit research organization’s Pittsburgh office, RAND President and CEO James A. Thomson announced today.

Everingham most recently served as director of International Programs for RAND and has conducted research about drug policy, criminal justice and national security issues. She is expected to assume her new duties on Oct. 1.

“Over the past eight years, RAND has grown its operations in Pittsburgh and taken an active role in addressing critical issues facing the region,” Everingham said. “I am eager to expand our contributions to the region, and to extend our collaboration with the many outstanding individuals and organizations that share RAND's commitment to sound policy and decisionmaking.”

Everingham will replace Barry Balmat, who is returning to RAND’s Santa Monica headquarters. During Balmat’s tenure from 2001 to 2008, the RAND Pittsburgh office grew from 30 to 180 staff members. Balmat will assume a new role of director of foundation relations for RAND.

Everingham joined RAND in 1988 and has held several positions, including director of the Forces and Resources Policy Center within the National Security Research Division. During her tenure as director of International Programs, two new research centers were added: the Center for Global Risk and Security, and the Pardee Center for Longer Range Global Policy and the Future Human Condition. Everingham’s research interests have included mathematical modeling, cost-benefit analysis and planning approaches in a number of policy areas. She received a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a master’s degree in applied mathematics from UCLA.

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