Michèle Flournoy

Michèle Flournoy

Aspen Strategy Group Member, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, WestExec Advisors

Michèle Flournoy is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of WestExec Advisors, and former Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where she currently serves on the board. Ms. Flournoy served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from February 2009 to February 2012. She was the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense in the formulation of national security and defense policy, oversight of military plans and operations, and in National Security Council deliberations. Ms. Flournoy serves on the boards of Booz Allen Hamilton, Amida Technology Solutions, The Mission Continues, Spirit of America, The U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, and CARE. She serves on the advisory boards of SINE, Equal AI, The War Horse, and LCWINS. She is a Senior Fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and a current member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Ms. Flournoy earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a master’s from Balliol College, Oxford University. She is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group.