Special Advisor to the President & CEO
Usha Chaudhary is a special advisor to MITRE President and CEO Jason Providakes. In this role, she oversees activities related to organizational transitions in the leadership structure.
Chaudhary is MITRE’s former senior vice president for corporate operations and chief transformation officer. In this role she oversaw the company’s finance, enterprise computing information and security, corporate real estate, corporate strategy development, and business transformation functions.
Chaudhary came to MITRE with extensive multi-disciplinary experience in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors, most recently as the president and chief operating officer of Kettler, a leading national real estate developer. She also held executive roles at The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Washington Post, United Way of America, and Freddie Mac.
Chaudhary earned a World Executive MBA from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from St. Stephen’s College in New Delhi, India. Chaudhary is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and the Media Executive Leadership Program at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.
She sits on the boards of Nathan Associates, an international management consulting firm based in Arlington, VA; George Mason University Honors College; the India International School, a Northern Virginia Indian American education and cultural center; and a recent non-profit start-up RENEW (Reform Education for a New World.)
Chaudhary was named a finalist in the March of Dimes Heroines of Washington in 2018. She was also named Washingtonian’s Most Powerful Women in Washington in 2017, Bisnow’s Women of Influence in Commercial Real Estate in 2017, and Washington Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business in 2016. In 2007, Chaudhary was named Washington's Non-Profit CFO of the Year for Innovation.