July 10, 2023

Truman Center for National Policy and Truman National Security Project Announce Executive Transition

Truman Center for National Policy and Truman National Security Project  Announce Executive Transition

Jenna Ben-Yehuda to Depart as President and CEO to join the Atlantic Council; Tripp Adams Appointed as Interim President and CEO


Washington, DC, July 10, 2023 - The Truman Center for National Policy and Truman National Security Project announce that after four and a half years as President and CEO Jenna Ben-Yehuda will be departing in August to become Executive Vice President of the Atlantic Council.

Truman’s Boards of Directors have voted unanimously to appoint Tripp Adams as Interim President and CEO and are commencing an executive search to select a permanent President and CEO.

Tripp currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Truman National Security Project. A Member since 2016, he previously served as the Director of the Michigan Chapter. He assumes this role from a distinguished career in the military and private sector. Tripp will partner closely with Jenna and the Truman staff, Truman members and broader community, and the Truman Boards of Directors to ensure a strong and seamless transition and he will remain in this role until a new President and CEO is appointed.

“I want to thank Jenna for her exceptional leadership of Truman over the past four and half years," said Truman Center for National Policy Board Chair Stephen Bailey. "As a result of Jenna’s hard work, the organization has strengthened its reach and impact across a range of areas and enjoys a position of tremendous strength. I am grateful that Tripp Adams is stepping into the interim CEO role. Given his extensive leadership experience both inside and outside of Truman, I am confident that he will ensure the organization continues the exciting momentum it has experienced under Jenna’s leadership.”

Truman National Security Project Interim Board Chair Mark Lindsay added, “Everyone at Truman is proud to congratulate Jenna on her new position at the Atlantic Council, and we wish her every success. She has been a tremendously important leader for Truman, and we have confidence that she will enjoy continued success in her new role. We have admired her determination, her resilience, and her warmth and creativity. We all thank Jenna for her hard work leading Truman, especially during the challenging years of the pandemic, and advancing Truman’s commitment to fostering a better understanding of an increasingly complex and diverse world.”

"Truman occupies an important and wholly unique role in the national security ecosystem. It has been an honor to shepherd this incredible community of changemakers through such a pivotal moment of growth and transformation,” said Jenna Ben-Yehuda, “I leave Truman with unyielding confidence in the strength of the Truman team and caliber of its members to continue to drive impact. As I move to the Atlantic Council, I will bring with me all of Truman’s purpose-driven, entrepreneurial optimism."

Incoming Interim President and CEO Tripp Adams remarked, “I am grateful to Jenna for her strong leadership, setting Truman on a trajectory for continued success. Members are the lifeblood of Truman, and I am honored and excited to work with them, the staff, and the Boards to continue Truman's leadership in national security.”

Truman’s Boards of Directors wish Jenna Ben-Yehuda much success as she begins her new tenure at the Atlantic Council. She will bring to it a wealth of experience and expertise, informed by Truman’s nationwide membership. We warmly welcome Tripp Adams as Interim President and CEO.

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