WASHINGTON D.C. - The Truman Center for National Policy is pleased to welcome Tomicah Tillemann and Sanjyot Dunung to our Board of Directors.
Tomicah Tillemann: Truman Center for National Policy Board Member
In this role, Tomicah Tillemann and Sanjyot Dunung will help to guide Truman Center’s mission, advancing whole-of-society American leadership for human rights, inclusion, prosperity, and security at home and abroad.
“We are proud to welcome Sanjyot Dunung and Tomicah Tillemann to Truman Center’s Board of Directors. Tomicah is a leader at the intersection of technology and democratic governance, a growth area for Truman Center, and Sanjyot is a recognized leader in the field of global business, and cross-cultural learning, and has extensive experience in developing and implementing the types of innovative digital learning and content solutions central to our work. ” said Truman President and CEO Jenna Ben-Yeuda, We have been inspired by their professional accomplishments and can’t wait to see what we can build together. We are thrilled to welcome them.”
"The United States is facing the most significant national security challenges that the country has confronted since the end of the Cold War. The Truman Center for National Policy is at the leading edge of efforts to develop innovative solutions to safeguard America's values and interests,” said Tomicah Tillermann, “I'm honored to assist in that work and look forward to collaborating with TCNP outstanding team and board in advancing the organization's critical mission."
Tillemann is the Chief Policy Officer of Haun Ventures where he helps build policy architecture to support the next generation of the internet. Previously, Tillemann was a partner and Global Head of Policy for the web3 team at Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). Tillemann served as Senior Advisor to two secretaries of state, leading a team of experts that built 20 major initiatives in 55 countries.
He joined the State Department in 2009 as Hillary Clinton's speechwriter and spent four years on the professional staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee supporting Joe Biden, Tony Blinken, Barack Obama, and John Kerry. Tillemann also served as the Executive Director of the Digital Impact and Governance Initiative at New America, where he led programs to address social impact, finance, and governance challenges worldwide and authored extensive research on how to harness frontier technologies to strengthen democratic institutions.
He has led a dozen successful efforts to use open source and decentralized technology to address public corruption, increase government efficiency, and promote private sector accountability, and helped to deploy the world's first decentralized land registry and managed the development of groundbreaking open source platforms for city, state, and federal agencies in the U.S. and worldwide. He has served as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Council for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the United Nations World Food Program Innovation Advisory Council, the Lantos Foundation Board of Trustees, and as Chairman of the Global Blockchain Business Council.
Tillemann is a co-holder of four patents. He received his B.A. magna cum laude from Yale University and holds a Ph.D. with distinction from the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
Sanjyot P. Dunung: Truman Center for National Policy Board Member
Sanjyot P. Dunung is a serial entrepreneur, author, and founder of Atma Global, an innovative digital learning content company focusing on countries, cultures, business, and global topics for the corporate, education, and travel markets. The firm’s Cultural Advisory Services provides thought leadership to global institutions, including the Fortune 100 and public institutions, and advises on the impact of culture on their global strategies and operations.
She has extensive global expertise with intuitive and seasoned in-depth knowledge of the intersection of business, global affairs, culture, technology, and education.
“I’m honored to join the Truman Center Board to further the organization’s mission of providing pragmatic thought leadership on national security issues and work to develop a broader, experienced pool of foreign policy professionals who have a more comprehensive understanding of world issues. Truman is expanding the traditional focus of foreign policy to include city-state level diplomacy, leveraging our full national potential to support strong, principled American leadership on a global stage,” said Dunung.
A globally recognized thought leader, Dunung has written sixteen international business books and textbooks; has appeared in a range of global media; and speaks at conferences addressing international business, global cultures, and entrepreneurship. She works to promote equality of opportunity by working closely with global not-for-profits; serving on global boards; and mentoring entrepreneurs around the world. Her first novel, Maddie & Sayara, explores the diverging paths of young girls around the world.
Dunung serves on the Board of Advisors at the Truman Center for National Policy and has received awards, including the 2021 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award. Dunung holds a BA from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management where she received the Distinguished Alumni Award. She is on the Advisory Board of the Thunderbird Global Alumni Network (TGAN) and is a Professor of Practice at the university. Dunung was born in India, raised in the UK and USA, and currently lives in New York City with her three sons.