Malcolm Phelan will join Truman Center for National Policy and Truman National Security Project as the first Director of Impact Operations.
WASHINGTON D.C.– Truman Center for National Policy (501c3) and Truman National Security Project (501c4) are pleased to welcome Malcolm Phelan as its first Director of Impact Operations.
In this role, Phelan will assume responsibility for member-driven social impact. This portfolio will include connecting Truman members to each other in pursuit of social impact projects, as well as skill-building, advocacy efforts, and centralized Truman Project support of emergent efforts. Working closely with our Membership and Programs/Policy teams, Phelan will focus on how the Truman community can best take action together.
“This inaugural role represents an exciting new effort to create structured pathways to catalyze member impact nationwide,” said Jenna Ben-Yehuda, Truman’s President and CEO. “Malcolm’s non-profit, private sector, campaign, consulting, and accelerator experience make him a natural choice. His performance on the Afghanistan Operations Center impressed members and staff alike - a sign of exciting opportunities to come.”
Phelan was previously on the campaign trail, managing federal, state, and local races for candidates in Texas, Georgia, Indiana, and Alaska. Prior to entering politics full-time, Phelan worked at the Boston Consulting Group in New York and at Dropbox in San Francisco before launching a government-funded international nonprofit.
During the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan, Phelan dedicated his time to helping evacuate Afghan partners and allies through the Truman Center Afghanistan Operations Center (TCAOC).
“Having worked side by side with countless Truman Members during the Afghan evacuation, I have seen firsthand the strengths of this extraordinary community,” said Malcolm Phelan. “With members hailing from policy, military, and political backgrounds, Truman is uniquely positioned to take on the challenges facing our country and world. I am delighted to be joining the team in support of these efforts.”
Phelan is a 2021 Truman Political Partner in Philadelphia and a 2018 New Leaders Council Fellow in Atlanta. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Political Science.