Wes Moore Speaker Profile:
Wes Moore is the Chief Executive of The Robin Hood Foundation, one of the nation’s largest foundations with a sole focus on alleviating poverty. He is also founder of BridgeEdu, an organization that provides support to students as they try to navigate higher education.
Previously, he worked on Wall Street and was named one of the top young business leaders by Crain’s New York Business. Moore served as a White House Fellow and special assistant to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He is also a retired decorated combat veteran and officer who served a tour of duty in the elite 82nd Airborne division of the United States Army in Afghanistan. His decade of military service inspired him to become a passionate voice for veterans, executive producing and hosting Coming Back with Wes Moore, a PBS miniseries about the challenges facing returning Iraq and Afghanistan vets. Moore is the author of four books including the New York Times bestseller “The Work: My Search for a Life that Matters” (2015), and a contributor to the Huffington Post, The Times and NBC News. He also hosted Beyond Belief on the Oprah Winfrey Network, Army combat veteran American Graduate Day on PBS and executive produced the 2016 critically-acclaimed PBS series All the Difference, chronicling two African-American teens from Chicago’s South Side pursuing their dream of graduating from college. Moore is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, where he currently serves on The Board of Trustees. While a student at Johns Hopkins he founded STAND!, which works with Baltimore youth involved in the criminal justice system. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford, earning a MLitt in International Relations and Affairs.
Wes serves on IAVA‘s Board of Directors (Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America) and the Board of Trustees of The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. He was a featured speaker at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, a “40 Under 40 Rising Star” in Crain’s New York Business, and was named to Ebony Magazine’s Annual Power 100 List in 2011. He has been featured by The New York Times, USA Today, People Magazine, “Oprah,” “Meet the Press,” “Charlie Rose,” “The View,” and NPR, amongst others.
For availability and speaker fees, please contact Wes Moore’s speaking agent at Chartwell here, or call +1 972 385 1021 for U.S. inquiries or +44 207 293 0864 for international inquiries.
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