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Will Hurd


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Will Hurd is currently a managing director at Allen & Company and former member of Congress, cybersecurity executive, and undercover officer in the CIA. For almost two decades he’s been involved in the most pressing national security issues challenging the country whether it was in the back-alleys of dangerous places, boardrooms of top international businesses or halls of Congress.

After stopping terrorists, preventing Russian spies from stealing our secrets, and putting nuclear weapons proliferators out of business, Will helped build a cybersecurity company that prepared businesses for the next domain of conflict – cyberspace.

While in Congress, Texas Monthly and Politico Magazine called Will “The Future of the GOP,” because he put good policy over good politics at a time when America was often consumed with what divides us rather than what unites us. He was able to get more legislation signed into law in three terms than most congressmen do in three decades – substantive legislation like a national strategy for Artificial Intelligence.
Will is a native of San Antonio, earned a Computer Science degree from Texas A&M University, and was a Pritzker Fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics for the Winter 2021 quarter. He is a member of the board of directors of Open AI; and is growing the US transatlantic partnership with Europe as a trustee of the German Marshall Fund. Additionally, he serves on advisory boards of Palantir and Chubb. He is the author of American Reboot: An Idealist’s Guide to Getting Big Things Done

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