Trusted Future Announces James Lamond as New Executive Director

Washington, DC – Trusted Future is excited to announce that current Deputy Executive Director James Lamond will be the organization’s new Executive Director, following the departure of current Executive Director Ken Gude. The transition will be effective September 1, 2023.

James Lamond brings deep experience in think tank management, research, and policy expertise. Prior to joining Trusted Future, James served as Director of the Democratic Resilience Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA); the Managing Director of the Moscow Project and a Resident Fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP); and the Director of Research and Policy at the National Security Network (NSN). James has also worked as a consultant advising major foundations, the United Nations, and Fortune 500 companies.

“I am honored and excited to be stepping into this new leadership role at Trusted Future.” said James. “I am looking forward to continuing the great work we have done under Ken’s leadership, working to build a vibrant digital ecosystem that is trusted, responsible, inclusive, and safe.” 

James is a frequent contributor to both policy journals and popular publications including The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Slate, USA Today, The Daily Beast, Just Security, The National Interest, The Guardian, and Newsweek. James received a bachelor’s degree in history from Rowan University and a Master of Science in global affairs from Rutgers University, where he also received a Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst scholarship for study in Germany.