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2024
National Security Network Participant

Wilson Shirley

Goldman Sachs

Biography

Last updated: Feb 29, 2024

Wilson Shirley is a vice president of global affairs at Goldman Sachs. Previously, he was a manager at Schmidt Futures, a venture facility for public benefit founded by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, and a media fellow at the Hudson Institute’s China Center. Mr. Shirley served as a speechwriter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and was based in the State Department’s Office of Policy Planning. Prior to that experience, he was the speechwriter for U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) and worked at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). He is on the board of the Afghan Future Fund and earned a B.A. in political science and philosophy from Northwestern University. 

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