Tanya Coogan named NDIA Director, Membership & Chapter Relations

Tanya Coogan - Director, Membership and Chapter Relations

The National Defense Industrial Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Tanya Coogan as Director, Membership and Chapter Relations.

In this role, Coogan will be responsible for directing the membership recruitment and retention operations of NDIA with an emphasis on membership value for our corporate, academic, individual and government service members.   She will leverage the strength of NDIAs existing programs which are resident across our 36 divisions, affiliates, working groups and committees, while connecting existing and prospective members to new and exciting opportunities.   Tanya will also provide enterprise-level support to NDIA’s 29 chapters located across the continental United States and Hawaii. 

Coogan has been a passionate nonprofit executive for over 14 years. She brings with her experience and expertise from multiple associations in the greater DC area

“We are taking a new direction for Membership at NDIA, and Tanya will be a critical part of this strategy,” says Frank Michael, Senior Vice President, Programs and Membership. “We are committed to enlarging, diversifying and shaping our membership base to enrich our enterprise and position us for the next 100 years of service.”

“I am incredibly excited about this opportunity,” Coogan said.  “I have made a career creating community around causes that I believe in and that are close to me. NDIA’s mission is close to my heart with my grandfather, father and father-in-law having served proudly in the Marine Corps. I am thrilled to begin my work at NDIA, we fully intend to move the needle for our members and chapters.”

Tanya has a Bachelor’s Degree from Delta University and a Master’s in Recreational Therapy from the University of Southern Mississippi.  She also holds a certificate in Association Management from Georgetown University.



About NDIA

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is America's leading defense industry association promoting national security. NDIA provides a legal and ethical forum for the exchange of information between industry and government on national security issues. NDIA and its members foster the development of the most innovative and superior equipment, training, and support for warfighters and first responders through its divisions, local chapters, affiliated associations, and events. For more information, visit NDIA.org