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Eric Motley

Eric L Motley
Born Eric Lamar Motley
Tuskegee, Al
Ethnicity African-American
Citizenship USA
Education Robert E. Lee High School, Samford University (1996)
Alma mater Ph.D, Political Philosophy/International Rel., 1996 — 2000, University of St. Andrews
Occupation Public Administrator
Employer Aspen Institute

Dr Eric Lamar Motley was born near Montgomery, Alabama, United States, in 1972. He currently serves as Vice President of the Aspen Institute as well as the Managing Director of the Henry Crown Fellows Program.[1] He is also the Executive Director of the Aspen-Rockefeller Foundation’s Commission to Reform the Federal Appointments Process.

Prior to joining the Aspen Institute, he served as director of the Office of International Visitors in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. State Department. The office had a 100-person staff and a budget that exceeded $80 million. Prior to that, he had served as a Special Assistant to President George W. Bush for Presidential Personnel, where he managed the appointment process in the White House for over 1,200 presidentially-appointed advisory board and commission positions. He joined the White House staff as Deputy Associate Director, Office of Presidential Personnel in 2001 at the age of 27 immediately after receiving his Ph.D. from St. Andrews University. He was the youngest appointee by the George W. Bush Administration.[2]

Eric earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Philosophy from Samford University in 1996. As a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, he earned a Master of Letters in International Relations and a Ph.D. in International Relations as the John Steven Watson Scholar.

Motley sits on numerous national and Washington, DC boards. He is very involved in the arts and humanities and is an avid book collector. In June 2006, his life story was featured in the Washington Post as part of the series “Being a Black Man in America.”


External links

  • National Public Radio interview
  • Linkedin - Eric L. Motley

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