Wes Moore is the CEO at Robin Hood, a bestselling author and a social entrepreneur. Wes previously served on Robin Hood’s Veterans Advisory Board, which brought together leaders from the military, non-profits and government to connect veterans and their families living in poverty to housing, job training, education, counseling and health services.
Before becoming CEO at Robin Hood, Wes was the founder and CEO at BridgeEdU, an innovative platform addressing the college completion and job placement crisis. BridgeEdU reinvents freshman year through high-touch and high-tech supports for students.
Wes also hosts Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Beyond Belief” and PBS’s “American Graduate Day;” and is the executive producer and host of PBS’s “Coming Back with Wes Moore,” focusing on the reintegration of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Wes and his work have been featured by USA Today, People Magazine, NBC News, NPR, “Meet the Press,” “The Colbert Report,” “The View,” and many others.
Wes’ books, “The Other Wes Moore” and “The Work,” became instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, capturing the nation’s attention on the fine line between success and failure in our communities.
Wes grew up in Baltimore and the Bronx, and despite childhood challenges, graduated Phi Theta Kappa from Valley Forge Military College in 1998 and Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University in 2001. He earned an MLitt in International Relations from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar in 2004. Wes then served as a Captain and paratrooper with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne, including a combat deployment to Afghanistan. He later served as a White House Fellow to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
While at Johns Hopkins, Wes founded STAND!, working with Baltimore youth involved in the criminal justice system. He has served on the boards of Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America and Johns Hopkins University.