Rep. Hurd will lay out his policy vision for the country, discuss his presidential campaign, and take questions from the audience. After serving as an undercover officer in the CIA, and in Congress from 2015 to 2021, Rep. Hurd launched his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on June 22, 2023.
Will Hurd was most recently a managing director at Allen & Company and former member of Congress, cybersecurity executive, and undercover officer in the CIA. For almost two decades he’s been involved in the most pressing national security issues challenging the country whether it was in the back-alleys of dangerous places, boardrooms of top international businesses or halls of Congress. After stopping terrorists, preventing Russian spies from stealing our secrets, and putting nuclear weapons proliferators out of business, Will helped build a cybersecurity company that prepared businesses for the next domain of conflict – cyberspace. While in Congress, Texas Monthly and Politico Magazine called Will “The Future of the GOP,” because he put good policy over good politics at a time when America was often consumed with what divides us rather than what unites us. He was able to get more legislation signed into law in three terms than most congressmen do in three decades – substantive legislation like a national strategy for Artificial Intelligence. Will is a native of San Antonio and earned a Computer Science degree from Texas A&M University. He was also an OpenAI board member, a fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, and formerly a trustee of the German Marshall Fund where he spent time growing the US transatlantic partnership with Europe." He is also the author of “American Reboot: An Idealist’s Guide to Getting Big Things Done.”