Team

Executive Team

Veteran, U.S. Marine Corps
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Double Time Capital
Co-Founder, Carolina for Kibera

Rye Barcott

Co-Founder & CEO

CEO, FPPCO | Invest America
Former CEO, Americans Elect
Former President, StudentsFirst

Kahlil Byrd

Senior Advisor

Veteran, U.S. Army
Former consultant, The Boston Consulting Group
Former philanthropy director

Thomas Leonard

Chief Operating Officer

Former Deputy Political Director, DSCC
Former Campaign Manager and Hill Staffer
Former Systems Engineer, Boeing

Ellen Zeng

Executive Director

Advisory Board

Vice President and Co-Founder, Bezos Family Foundation
Board Member, Aspen Institute and New Classrooms
Board Member, National Constitution Center

Mr. Mike Bezos

Retired Brigadier General, U.S. Air Force
Former Dean of Faculty, U.S. Air Force Academy
Co-Director, Harvard Center for Public Leadership

BG(R) Dana Born

19th White House Chief of Staff
Co-Chair, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility & Reform
Board of Directors: Facebook, Morgan Stanley, and Norfolk Southern

Hon. Erskine Bowles

Founder and Chairman, Three Ships
Chairman, MattressAdvisor.com
Chairman, HouseMethod.com

Mr. Zach Clayton

Veteran, U.S. Marine Corps
Co-Founder, With Honor Action
CEO and Founder, Second Front

Mr. Peter Dixon

Partner, Vianovo
Former Deputy Assistant to the President, Media Affairs and Global Communications
Political and communications strategist

Mr. Tucker Eskew

Veteran, U.S. Navy
CEO, Concord Energy Holdings
Former Deputy Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of Defense

Mr. Matt Flavin

CEO, WestExec Advisors
Former CEO and Co-Founder, Center for a New American Security
Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Hon. Michèle Flournoy

CEO and Founder, Sallyport Investments
Former Chairman, President, and CEO, El Paso Corporation
Director and Co-Founder, NextOp Vets; Director, Combined Arms

Mr. Doug Foshee

Veteran, U.S. Air Force
22nd Secretary of Defense
24th Chancellor, College of William and Mary

Hon. Robert Gates

Veteran, U.S. Navy
Former Presidential Advisor to four U.S. Presidents
Co-Founder, With Honor

Mr. David Gergen

Recipient of the Medal of Honor
Author, 8 Seconds of Courage: A Soldier’s Story
Board Member, Warriors Ethos

CPT(R) Florent Groberg

Veteran, U.S. Marine Corps
CEO and Founder, Nuru International
Presidential Leadership Scholar

Mr. Jake Harriman

Veteran, U.S. Air Force
President, Robert Morris University
Former Presidential Appointee, National Security Education Board

Dr. Christopher Howard

Professor of Military History, UNC-Chapel Hill
Co-editor, Soldiers and Civilians: The Civil-Military Gap and American National Security
Former Chief Historian, U.S. Air Force

Dr. Richard Kohn

Gold Star family member
President, Travis Manion Foundation
Township Supervisor, Doylestown, PA

Ms. Ryan Manion

17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Board of Directors, Bloomberg Philanthropies
Professor, Princeton University

ADM(R) Michael Mullen

EVP, Worldwide Government, Legal and Business Affairs, MacAndrews & Forbes, Inc.
Senior National Security Analyst, CBS
Former Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counter Terrorism

Ms. Frances Townsend

44th Surgeon General of the U.S. Army
Board of Trustees, Americares
Hauser Leader, Harvard Kennedy School, Center for Public Leadership

LTG(R) Nadja West

Honorary Advisors

Veteran, U.S. Air Force
Co-Founder, Bipartisan Policy Center
Former Senate Majority Leader

Sen. Tom Daschle

Vice Chairman, Brown Investment Advisory and Trust Company
Trustee Emeritus, Duke University
Trustee Emeritus, The Conservation Fund

Mr. Truman Semans

Veteran, U.S. Marine Corps
60th Secretary of State
62nd Secretary of the Treasury

Hon. George Shultz

Veteran, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps
61st Secretary of the Navy
Five-term U.S. Senator

Sen. John Warner