Jim Garrettson, founder and chief executive officer of Executive Mosaic, presented Will Hurd, U.S. Representative of Texas, with his second consecutive Wash100 Award on Monday.
Executive Mosaic recognizes Hurd for his efforts to strengthen U.S. national security, including government reform, information technology, homeland security and intelligence. We are ecstatic to present the most coveted award in government contracting to Will Hurd.
Hurd served the Central Intelligence Agency between 2000 and 2009 as an undercover officer in the Middle East and South Asia to collect intelligence that influenced the country’s national security agenda. For the CIA, Hurd briefed members of Congress, which inspired him to pursue politics once his tenure with the agency concluded.
After leaving the CIA and returning to Texas, Hurd worked as a partner of the Crumpton Group, a strategic advisory firm, and as a senior advisor with FusionX, a cybersecurity firm. Hurd ran for the Republican nomination in Texas’ 23rd congressional district in 2010, 2014, 2016 and 2018. He’s the first member of the 23rd District of Texas for three consecutive terms in a decade.
Hurd was appointed to serve on the House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee, where he serves as a Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Intelligence Modernization and Readiness in 2017. Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy also appointed Hurd to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, where he’s a member of the Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs along with Transportation, Housing and Urban Development.
In addition, Hurd serves as the vice-chair of the Border and Maritime Subcommittee of the Homeland Security committee and he’s a member of the Republican Main Street Partnership. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and a Minor in International Relations. Hurd was also elected student body president for his class.
The Wash100 award, now in its sixth year, recognizes the most influential executives in the GovCon industry as selected by the Executive Mosaic team in tandem with online nominations from the GovCon community. Representing the best of the private and public sector, the winners demonstrate superior leadership, innovation, reliability, achievement and vision.