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David Trulio
Counselor to the Chairman and Senior Vice President for the Program on China and Transformational Exports | Export-Import Bank of the United States
Portrait of David Trulio

Mr. David Trulio serves as Counselor to the Chairman and Senior Vice President for the Program on China and Transformational Exports (the Program) at the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM).  In this capacity, Mr. Trulio provides strategic advice to EXIM’s Chairman, and is responsible for leading the Program, one of the most significant initiatives in EXIM’s 86-year history. 

Previously, Mr. Trulio served as Senior Advisor and Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, providing policy and managerial leadership in the organization that leads the formulation and coordination of national security policy within the Department of Defense.  In addition, Mr. Trulio served as Executive Director of the Defense Policy Board, and performed the duties of Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Security Affairs, overseeing policy issues relating to Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Western Hemisphere.

In the private sector, Mr. Trulio served as a Vice President of Lockheed Martin International (LMI), where he simultaneously oversaw International Government Affairs in the Washington, DC, area, was responsible for day-to-day operations of LMI’s global headquarters, and served as Regional Executive for Latin America.  Mr. Trulio joined Lockheed Martin from Raytheon Company, where he held multiple senior roles, including Director of Operations for Raytheon International, Inc.

Earlier, Mr. Trulio was appointed by President George W. Bush to be a Special Assistant to the President and the Executive Secretary of the Homeland Security Council (HSC) at the White House. In that capacity, he was responsible for interagency and intra-White House policy coordination on homeland security matters and day-to-day management and administration of the HSC staff.  Mr. Trulio led the team charged with drafting the significantly-updated National Strategy for Homeland Security, which was issued by President Bush in 2007. 

Mr. Trulio held additional roles earlier in his career on the HSC staff and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.  In 2004, Mr. Trulio was a member of the President’s policy team at campaign headquarters.  Prior to his government service, Mr. Trulio practiced corporate law in Los Angeles at O’Melveny & Myers LLP.  He earned a MBA degree from Harvard; a JD degree from Columbia; and a BA degree with honors from Princeton.