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Michele Flournoy

Michèle Flournoy

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, WestExec & Fmr. U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy

Michèle Flournoy is the co-founder and managing partner of WestExec, a strategic advisory firm offering unique geopolitical expertise, and the co-founder and former CEO of the Center for a New American Security. Previously, she served as the undersecretary of defense for policy under President Obama. She was a Pentagon policy chief and the principal adviser to the Secretary of Defense in the formulation of national security and defense policy, oversight of military plans and operations, and in National Security Council deliberations. Flournoy serves on the CNAS board of directors.