Ambassador Henry A. Crumpton

Ambassador Crumpton founded Crumpton Global (formerly Crumpton Group) in 2008 and serves as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. A 24-year veteran of CIA’s Clandestine Service, Ambassador Crumpton created CG to serve Fortune 500 companies, investment firms, and family offices.

Ambassador Crumpton is also a partner at Crumpton Ventures, a private equity firm. He is on the advisory board of Stone Canyon Industries Holdings Inc. He previously served on the advisory boards of AECOM, the Coca-Cola Company, and DC Capital Partners. For eight years he was a director, and served on the audit committee, of Argan, Inc.

During his time at CIA, Ambassador Crumpton operated mostly in the foreign field, including tours as Chief of Station. From 2003 to 2005, he was Chief of CIA’s National Resource Division, responsible for all Clandestine Service operations in the United States. In 2005, President George W. Bush appointed him Ambassador-at-Large and U.S. Coordinator for Counterterrorism.

He is a recipient of the Donovan Award, the George H.W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism, the Intelligence Commendation Medal, and the Sherman Kent Award for an outstanding contribution to the literature of intelligence. For leading CIA’s Afghanistan campaign from 2001 to 2002, he earned the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, CIA’s highest award for achievement.

Ambassador Crumpton is a graduate of the University of New Mexico and, with honors, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is a contributing author of Transforming U.S. Intelligence (2005) and the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Art of Intelligence (2012). He speaks on national security, foreign policy, investing in the national interest, and leadership. He is a member of the OSS Society and the Council on Foreign Relations.