We generate the creative ideas that translate into positive lasting change for the government.

The LMI Research Institute focuses on providing research opportunities and practical advice to LMI researchers. The Research Institute is staffed by distinguished fellows—creative thinkers with a passion for achieving change through research and innovation—and supported by a program manager. The Research Institute reports to a review board chaired by LMI’s CEO.

Nelson M. Ford            President and CEO  
Program Manager
Brennan Hogan
Brennan Hogan is the manager of the LMI Research Institute, where she oversees LMI’s innovation programs. Brennan joined LMI in 2010 as a consultant in the Organizational & Human Capital Solutions group. She has worked with a number of civilian and defense agencies, including the General Services Administration, NASA, and the U.S. Army, providing analysis and guidance for strategic planning, workforce transformation, change management, and communication efforts. Before joining LMI, Brennan spent five years as a financial consultant. She attended American University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in history and biology and a master’s degree in history.
Distinguished Fellows
William B. Moore            Executive Vice President
Richard L. Kelly
Lieutenant General Kelly (ret.) joined LMI in 2005 after completing 35 years of service with the U.S. Marine Corps. His final assignment was as Deputy Commandant, Installations and Logistics. General Kelly provides strategic advice to LMI’s corporate leadership, and he directly supports the LMI Research Institute and the Logistics Management operating unit. He is a key player in LMI’s corporate outreach to universities, institutes, associations, and small businesses. In addition to his work with LMI, General Kelly serves on several corporate and advisory boards, including the Penn State Business School Board of Visitors. His degrees include a BA in history, a BA in economics and business administration, and an MBA. He is a graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (with distinction), and he has completed several executive education programs in corporate directorship and financial management. General Kelly is a distinguished graduate of Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School and Penn State University.
Donna Bennett            Senior Vice President, Resource Management
George E. Moose
Ambassador Moose was a career member of the U.S. Foreign Service, where he attained the rank of Career Ambassador. His service with the U.S. State Department included assignments in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe. He held appointments as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Benin (1983–86) and to the Republic of Senegal (1988–91). From 1991 to 1992, Ambassador Moose served as U.S. Alternate Representative to the United Nations Security Council. In 1993, he was appointed Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, a position he occupied until 1997. From 1998 to 2001, he was U.S. Permanent Representative to the European Office of the United Nations in Geneva. Ambassador Moose is adjunct professor of practice at the Elliot School of International Affairs, The George Washington University. He serves on the boards of Search for Common Ground, the Atlantic Council, and Elderhostel. In June 2007, he was appointed by the White House to the board of directors of the U.S. Institute of Peace, where he now serves as vice chair. Ambassador Moose has a BA in American studies from Grinnell College, which also awarded him an Honorary Doctorate of Laws.
Jeffery P. Bennett            Senior Vice President, Logistics Management
Michael E. Canes
Dr. Canes is a nationally recognized expert in the field of energy economics. He joined LMI in 2000 after a distinguished career as vice president and chief economist of the American Petroleum Institute. His areas of expertise include energy economics, energy management, energy policy, environmental management, and environmental economics. He was a principal participant in the Defense Science Board’s 2008 study of Department of Defense energy strategy, and he is an officer in the U.S. Association for Energy Economics. Dr. Canes earned a BS in mathematics and an MBA from the University of Chicago, an MS in economics from the London School of Economics, and a PhD in economics from UCLA.
Anthony J. Provenzano            Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance
Peter E. Kunkel
Mr. Kunkel joined LMI as a distinguished fellow in May 2009. Mr. Kunkel is a former Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller. He has also served in various capacities at the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He is a former Marine and investment banker with the global investment banking firm, UBS. Mr. Kunkel has a BA in economics from Northwestern University and a JD from the University of San Francisco School of Law. He is a member in good standing of the New York Bar Association.