As CSRA’s Vice President of External Affairs and Chief of Staff, Christian Marrone is charged with executing the company’s strategy for strengthening relationships across the U.S. government and spearheading the company’s efforts to provide thought leading solutions to address the critical policy issues challenging government. He also leads CSRA's Security, Marketing & Communications, and Program Excellence functions. Mr. Marrone has 20 years of experience in government administration spanning multiple government agencies and the private sector.
Prior to joining CSRA, Mr. Marrone served as the Chief of Staff of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), for Secretary Jeh Johnson. Before joining DHS, he was Vice President for National Security and Acquisition Policy at the Aerospace Industries Association. He has also held a number of senior positions within the Department of Defense (DOD), including Special Assistant to then-Secretary Gates, and Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs. After leaving the DOD, Mr. Marrone served as Executive for Defense Markets for 3M, where he helped develop the company’s Defense Markets Division.
Mr. Marrone has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University, a J.D. from Temple University, and a Master’s degree in Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. While attending Pennsylvania State University, Christian played football under Coach Joseph Paterno.