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Tony Woods

Director and Head of Talent

Tony Woods is the Director and Head of Talent for Schmidt Futures. He is on a mission to discover exceptional individuals that are passionate about changing the world and cultivating an environment where they can thrive.

Tony also leads the Center for Digital Talent — a Schmidt Futures initiative to expand and enrich the US National Security technical workforce so it can better confront the threats posed by emerging technologies.

Previously, Tony worked at The Boston Consulting Group, served as a White House Fellow in the Obama Administration, and developed volunteer-driven solutions for American cities at ServiceNation. He organized service trips to Haiti and New Orleans, as well as a cross-country bicycle trip in support of Habitat for Humanity. In 2009, Tony ran for U.S. Congress in California’s 10th congressional district.

Tony currently serves as an intelligence analyst in the Army Reserves assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency. He also serves on the board of directors for Global Citizen Year and a race, equity, and inclusion advisory board with Blue Star Families.

Tony holds an Executive MBA from the University of Maryland, MPP from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He and his husband Zack live in Bowie, Maryland where they’re restoring a historic plantation built in 1798.