Tony Woods is the Director and Head of Talent for Schmidt Futures. In this role he is overall responsible for identifying and recruiting top talent, creating robust learning and development opportunities, and overseeing the organization’s Human Resource function.
Tony also leads Schmidt Futures’ Center for Digital Talent whose mandate is to expand and enrich the US National Security technical workforce so it is able to confront the threats posed by emerging technologies.
Previously, he worked for The Boston Consulting Group and served as a White House Fellow in the Obama Administration. He served as an aide to the Governor of New York, ran for Congress, and worked to develop volunteer driven solutions for American cities at ServiceNation.
As an officer in the Army, Tony deployed twice to Iraq and earned the Bronze Star for his service. He currently serves as an intelligence analyst in the Army Reserves assigned to the Joint Staff at the Pentagon. He led volunteer trips to Haiti and New Orleans and co-led a cross-country bicycle trip in support of Habitat for Humanity. He serves on the board of directors of the Embassy Series and Global Citizen Year, and on the Young Patrons board of the Arena Stage in Washington, DC.
Tony holds an Executive MBA from the University of Maryland, MPP from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He and his husband Zack live in Bowie, Maryland where they’re restoring a historic plantation built in 1798.