Damon Wilson is Executive Vice President of the Atlantic Council. In this role, Wilson serves as the deputy executive, oversees Council strategy, and manages its 14 centers and programs. Prior to the Council, Wilson served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council from 2007 to 2009. Previously, Mr. Wilson served at the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq as the Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff; at the National Security Council as the Director for Central, Eastern, and Northern European Affairs; and as Deputy Director in the Private Office of NATO Secretary General Lord Robertson.
Prior to serving in Brussels, Mr. Wilson 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. Mr. Wilson completed his master’s degree at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs; served as the first Hart Leadership Fellow, working in Rwanda for Save the Children; and graduated summa cum laude from Duke University as a Benjamin N. Duke Leadership Scholar. He also studied at the University of Grenoble, France.