Director Bios

Wes Moore

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Wes Moore, Director + Social Impact Subject Matter Expert

Wes Moore has served as a Director of the Board and Social Impact Subject Matter Expert for GTI since July 2018. Wes brings a lifetime’s commitment to social impact and entrepreneurship to GTI. He is a bestselling author, decorated army combat veteran, and Chief Executive Officer at Robin Hood, New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization. Wes previously served on Robin Hood’s Veteran’s Advisory Board, which brought together leaders from the military, non-profits and government to connect veterans and their families living in poverty to housing, job training, education, counseling and health services. Before becoming CEO at Robin Hood, Wes was the founder and CEO at BridgeEdU, an innovative platform addressing the college completion and job placement crisis. Wes also hosts Oprah Winfrey Network’s "Beyond Belief" and PBS’s "American Graduate Day" and is the Executive Producer and host of PBS’s "Coming Back with Wes Moore", focusing on the reintegration of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Wes is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of "The Other Wes Moore" and "The Work", which capture the fine line between success and failure in our communities. Wes graduated Phi Theta Kappa from Valley Forge Military College in 1998 and Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University in 2001. While at Johns Hopkins, Wes founded STAND!, working with Baltimore youth involved in the criminal justice system. Wes earned a MLitt in International Relations from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar in 2004. He then served as a Captain and paratrooper with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne, including a combat deployment to Afghanistan. Later, Wes served as a White House Fellow to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Wes has also served on the boards of Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America and Johns Hopkins University.