Dedicated to a better America
For two decades Will has been involved in the most pressing national security issues challenging the country, whether in the back-alleys of dangerous places, boardrooms of top international businesses, or the halls of Congress.
Over two decades of service to our nation
- Former member of Congress
- Cybersecurity executive
- Undercover officer in the CIA
Protecting our nation
After stopping terrorists, preventing Russian spies from stealing our secrets, and putting nuclear weapons proliferators out of business, Will helped build a cybersecurity company that prepared businesses for the next domain of conflict – cyberspace.
Good policy over good politics
While in Congress, Texas Monthly and Politico Magazine called Will “The Future of the GOP,” because he put good policy over good politics at a time when America was often consumed with what divides us rather than what unites us. He got more legislation signed into law in three terms than most congressmen do in three decades – substantive legislation like a national strategy for Artificial Intelligence - all while maintaining his reputation as “the most interesting man in Congress.”
Continuing his work
Will is currently a managing director at Allen & Company, board member for OpenAI, and trustee of the German Marshall Fund. He has served as a fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University.
“Being open to discussion and compromise when it comes to our disagreements isn't weakness or betrayal, it's a mature display of the values America is based on.”
Texas, Born and Raised
Will Hurd is born in San Antonio, TX to Bob and Mary Alice Hurd.
Taking the Next Step
Will graduates from John Marshall High School in San Antonio, TX and gets ready to head to Texas A&M University the next fall.
Leadership in Difficult Times
While serving as Student Body President of Texas A&M University, Will Hurd leads the Aggie community through one of its most difficult times when the Aggie Bonfire collapsed in the early morning hours taking the lives of 12 former students.
From Computer Science to the CIA
Will graduates from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in computer science. His first job is already lined up. He will begin his career as an undercover CIA officer in the fall.
His First Assignment
On his way to Washington, D.C. from San Antonio the USS Cole is attacked by Al-Qaeda suicide bombers in the Gulf of Aden. The attack kills 17 crew members and injures 39. This will become Will's first assignment in the CIA.
Will is training in Washington, D.C. on the morning of September 11th, when terrorists crash planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The city is locked down, but Will hikes about 15 miles by foot in order to report to Langley and begin the next mission – The War on Terror.
Front Lines of the War on Terror
Will spends the next 8 years in the CIA on the front lines of The War on Terror in D.C., India, Pakistan, New York, and Afghanistan.
Striking Out on His Own
After nearly a decade in service, Will joins an old colleague from the CIA as a partner at his strategic advisory firm, Crumpton Group. They help businesses grow into markets they had never been in before. Will also helps build the cybersecurity firm, FusionX, which helps businesses defend against cyber attacks.
The First Campaign
Feeling the call for public service, Will runs for Congress in the 23rd Congressional District of Texas and defeats a former Congressman in the Republican Primary.
A Seat at the Table
Will defeats incumbent Congressman Pete Gallego in the General Election by just over 2,500 votes. Immediately following his election he does a tour of all 29 counties to get his marching orders before he is sworn in to Congress.
The Work Begins
Will is sworn in as the Representative from the 23rd Congressional District of Texas.
Must Be Doing Something Right
Will is re-elected to Congress in a district that Hillary Clinton won by more than three percentage points.
Three Terms in Congress
Will is re-elected again by a margin of 926 votes in one of the most competitive and expensive house races in Texas history in a district Ted Cruz lost to his Democratic opponent by five percentage points.
A New Chapter Begins
After running and winning three consecutive times in one of the most competitive congressional districts in the country, Will announces he will not seek re-election, and would instead devote his time to ensuring America is ready for a New Cold War with China.
Dawn of a Movement
Future Leaders Fund is formed with Will’s support and the mission of helping build a more diverse Republican Party that looks like America.
These Boots Were Made for Writing
Book Publisher Simon & Shuster announces that they will be publishing Will’s book which will share stories from growing up in an interracial family in Texas, serving his country in the back alleys of dangerous places, and serving in the halls of Congress.
Technology + National Security + Public Policy
As a managing director at Allen & Company, board member of OpenAI and Trustee for the German Marshall Fund Will is helping bridge the gap between the public and private sectors.