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January 11, 2022

Truman Center for National Policy Announces New Board of Advisors

Truman Center for National Policy Announces New Board of Advisors
Statements
January 11, 2022

Truman Center for National Policy Announces New Board of Advisors

Truman Center for National Policy Announces New Board of Advisors

New additions to the Board of Advisors will enhance thought-leadership, future programming, and strengthen Truman-focused initiatives to advance democracy, human rights, prosperity, and security, at home and abroad. 

WASHINGTON D.C. - Truman Center for National Policy 501(c)(3) is proud to introduce its board of advisors. These national security leaders will help inform Truman Center’s expanded policy and program offerings as we work together to  advance democracy, human rights, prosperity, and security, at home and abroad. 

“As our organization has grown, so too have our goals and definitions of success”, said Jenna Ben-Yehuda, President & CEO of Truman Center for National Policy. “We’ll be looking to our advisors for direction and insight into the continuing threats plaguing our nation. And, we’re proud to bring this community of diverse, intelligent, and prestigious leaders together to guide us in our ongoing efforts towards creating a safe and secure future for all Americans.” 

Truman’s board of advisors will be made up of: 

  • Michèle Flournoy, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of WestExec Advisors.

“Since its inception, the Truman Center has worked to strengthen and diversify the talent pipeline of national security professionals and ensure they are trained and prepared to serve their country in any number of capacities, in and outside of government.  At a time when the United States faces a much more competitive and contested international security environment, with myriad challenges ranging from deterring conflict with China to mitigating the impacts of climate change, developing a national security cadre that draws from every corner of America and is ready to serve could not be more important.”

  • Doug Wilson, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs and Co-Founder of Vets’ Community Connections. 

“Since its founding, Truman has attracted a broad cross section of next-generation leaders committed to national security policies rooted in American values and committed to the safety and well-being of Americans and our allies and partners,” said Wilson. “I’m proud to have been part of the Truman Advisory Board since its inception and honored to support Truman’s leaders and members as part of this outstanding new Advisory Board.”

  • Wendy R. Anderson, Senior Counselor, Palantir Technologies  

“It has been my honor to have been involved with Truman in some way since its earliest days. Of all the organizations with which I’ve been privileged to be a part, the Truman Center is singularly unique for its ability to consistently convene an inclusive, diverse group of substantive, talented leaders, primed to proactively address the complex national security challenges of the 21st century.”

  • Sanjyot Dunung, Founder & CEO, Atma Global 

“I’m honored to join the Truman Center advocating for America’s principled leadership in an ever-changing and increasingly intertwined world. In particular, I’m passionate about Truman’s work in fostering leaders with a heightened awareness for understanding the impact of local cultures around the world on the complex challenges at the intersection of foreign affairs, national security, and pragmatic strategic policy.”

  • Eric Fanning, President & CEO, Aerospace Industries Association

"For me, the most exciting part of the Truman Center is the pathway it creates for next generation leaders committed to engagement and dialogue. These future leaders come from in and out of government, including the private sector, in recognition of the need to bring as many perspectives as possible together in support of our nation's security and prosperity. I'm honored to be a part of this work."

  • Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux, Founder & CEO, Global Space Ventures 

“The age of exponential innovation is rapidly changing the geopolitical landscape. Cultivating a community of national security leaders able to tackle shifting global threats is critical to ensure the U.S. continues to lead not just by the example of our power, but by the power of our example. It’s an honor to be a part of this important mission with the Truman Center for National Policy.”

  • Sherri Goodman, Secretary General, International Military Council on Climate & Security and Senior Fellow, Polar Institute and Environmental Change & Security Program, Wilson Center 

‘I am proud that Truman elevates the voices of emerging national security leaders and helps prepare the next generation to take on the full range of threats and opportunities that confront our world, from deterring aggression by adversaries and against our democracy, to combating COVID and climate change.  Truman’s investment in building a diverse and inclusive cadre of national security leaders provides a steady pipeline of next gen talent.  Truman voices matter in our national discourse, for our democracy, our nation, and our natural systems.”

  • Lionel Johnson, President, Pacific Pension & Investment Institute 

“In a world awash in change, the imperative of international engagement and cooperation could not be greater. And the times demand leaders with vision, talent, and strength of character as we address a myriad of difficult challenges. I am proud to be associated with the Truman Center for National Policy’s cultivation of tomorrow’s national security professionals. Effectively harnessing their energy and insights will be key to our long-term success.”

  • Alec Ross, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Bologna Business School 

"The United States needs a new generation of foreign policy professionals and leaders to help us navigate through uniquely 21st century challenges. I am honored to be a part of the Truman Center for National Policy's extremely important work helping to identify and develop these leaders."

  • Ambassador Dana Shell Smith, Senior Non-Resident Fellow, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University 

“As a career diplomat for most of my adult life, I am a believer in international engagement as the first line of defense in our increasingly complex national security landscape. But through my work with defense, development, intelligence and private sector professionals I know that a diverse blend of talents and backgrounds is essential for solving our most complicated challenges. I am honored to be a part of the Truman Center for National Policy to cultivate tomorrow’s national security leaders and expand the conversation about America’s place in the world.”

  • Alan Solow, Founder, Grover Strategies LLC

“Matters of national security have always been of deep interest to me. Many years of work on such issues, primarily relating to Middle East diplomacy, have taught me that a comprehensive diplomatic and preparedness effort provide the best hope for lasting results. I have been privileged to work on these issues both with advocacy groups and government leaders, and the contribution of the Truman Center to my thinking has been consequential. I am anxious to continue to learn with Truman and to contribute to the development of our next generation of experts.”

  • Mehdi al Hassani, Head of Internal Operations, Palantir Technologies 

“I am very proud to have an even deeper engagement with the amazing Truman Center. Our nation faces so many critical challenges but when I see the intelligence, compassion, and work ethic of the Truman community, it makes me feel optimistic and inspired.”

With expertise ranging from ambassadorship, space technology, environmental security, diplomacy, and intelligence, our board of advisors will serve Truman in a multifaceted capacity. As our organization expands into initiatives surrounding DEIJ, nuclear non-proliferation, immigration, and climate change, our board will leverage their collective expertise to greater serve the executive team, and the organization’s continued status as a leader in national security. 

To learn more about the Truman Center board of advisors and read member-bios, click here