Mr Damon Wilson is executive vice president of the Atlantic Council, serving as both a thought leader and manager with responsibility for strategy and strategic initiatives, program development and integration, and institutional development and organizational effectiveness. His work is committed to advancing a Europe whole, free, and at peace to include Europe’s East, the Western Balkans, and the Black Sea region; to strengthening the NATO Alliance; and to fostering a transatlantic partnership capable of tackling global challenges and promoting its common values.
Mr Wilson has served as special assistant to the president and senior director for European affairs at the National Security Council and has played a leading role in developing and coordinating US government efforts to work with Europe on global challenges. He managed interagency policy on NATO, the European Union, Georgia, Ukraine, the Balkans, Eurasian energy security, and Turkey, and planned numerous presidential visits to Europe, including US-European Union and NATO summits.
Mr Wilson has also served at the US Embassy in Baghdad as the Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff, at the National Security Council as the Director for Central Eastern and Northern European Affairs, as the Deputy Director of the Private Office of the NATO Secretary General, at the US Department of State’s Office of European Security and Political Affairs and at the State Department’s China desk and the US Embassy in Beijing.