Jeff Eggers

Executive Director

jeff-eggersJeff Eggers is Executive Director of the Leadership Institute, where he focuses on organizational performance and leadership.

Jeff was formerly a Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, and worked at the White House from 2010 through early 2015, principally as the National Security Council’s Senior Director for Afghanistan and Pakistan.

He retired from the US Navy in 2013, after serving over 20 years as a combat veteran Navy SEAL. Jeff was Strategic Advisor to General Stanley McChrystal, Special Assistant to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Admiral Mike Mullen, Branch Chief for Combating Terrorism on the Joint Staff, and White House Fellow and Director for Combating Terrorism at the National Security Council.

Jeff’s operational tours included several SEAL Teams, commander of the Special Operations Task Unit in western Iraq, and Operations Officer and Mission Commander for the U.S. Navy’s undersea special operations command.

Jeff is a senior fellow at New America, conducting research on the intersection of behavioral science and public policy decision-making and a member of the NationSwell Council, a forum for advancing innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges in America. He also serves on the board of a non-profit that cares for and assists the families of veterans killed in action.

Jeff received a Master of Arts from Oxford University and a Bachelor of Science from the United States Naval Academy.