Jaymie Durnan has served in senior roles in the private sector, the government sector, and the not-for-profit sector. A friend, confidant, and mentee of Andy Marshall for over four decades, Jaymie co-founded the Andrew W. Marshall Foundation with Andy to continue Andy’s unrelenting focus on finding and fostering people who are passionate about understanding the long-term strategic challenges facing the United States.
In addition to his role with the Foundation, Jaymie serves as Assistant to the Director for Strategic Initiatives at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory, the nation’s premiere federally funded Defense Department research, development and prototyping center.
A member of the New York State Bar, he has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and Special Counsel at MacAndrews & Forbes Holding Inc.; Product Line Manager at BAE Systems; Partner at Radius Capital Partners; and Managing Member of Woodbury Hill Partners, LLC, a strategic advisory firm.
His government service includes serving as a member of the Federal Senior Executive Service as the Special Assistant (Chief of Staff) to the Deputy Secretary of Defense and a Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense in the President George W. Bush administration; serving as the Senior Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering in the President Barack Obama administration; and an aircraft- carrier based naval aviator, with roles in strategy development, strategic assessments, arms control, budgeting, and programming.Back to People