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Damon Wilson

President and CEO, National Endowment for Democracy

Damon Wilson is the president and CEO of the National Endowment for Democracy. Prior to joining the Endowment, he served as an executive vice president at the Atlantic Council. Wilson’s public service includes serving as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council; as the Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff at the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq; as the Director for Central, Eastern and Northern European Affairs at the National Security Council; and as Deputy Director in the Private Office of NATO Secretary General Lord Robertson. Wilson also worked in the Department of State’s Office of European Security and Political Affairs, on the State Department’s “China desk”, and at the US Embassy in Beijing. He served as the first Hart Leadership fellow, working in Rwanda for Save the Children. In 2007, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves awarded Wilson with the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, 3rd class.
Updated: April 25, 2022