Troup Calhoun Hemenway

Position: President

Organization: Personnel Policy Operations

Troup Calhoun Hemenway is the President of Personnel Policy Operations, a non-profit dedicated to de-risking civic engagement for conservatives, and is a Senior Advisor to the America First Policy Institute’s America First Transition Project.

He previously served in the White House as Associate Director for National Security in the Office of Presidential Personnel, where his portfolio included the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Energy, and the Intelligence Community. Hemenway was a Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering in the Pentagon, helping create that organization, serving previously as a Defense Fellow in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

He was a member of the 2016 Presidential Transition Team in the Trump Campaign policy team.  Hemenway earned his degree in cybersecurity from the University of Virginia, graduating with highest distinction.  He founded the Association of Republican Presidential Appointees, which now includes over 1,000 members.