Vice President for Operations and Chief Operations Officer
Eli S. Gilman is the Vice President for Operations and Chief Operations Officer at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI), and has served in this position since February 2019. He formerly served as the Director of Administration and Development from 2014-2018, the Special Assistant to the President for Institutional Advancement from 2012-2014, and as a Research Associate in FPRI’s Center on Terrorism and Counterterrorism from 2009-2011. Prior to joining FPRI, Mr. Gilman served in various positions with the Pennsylvania Office of Homeland Security, where his primary focus was the development and implementation of the Commonwealth’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Program. In December 2014, he was appointed by Governor-elect Tom Wolf to serve on his Transition Review Team for Emergency Management. Mr. Gilman received his B.A. in Political Science from the George Washington University in 2005, his M.S. in Public Policy from Drexel University in 2011, and his M.B.A. from Temple University’s Fox School of Business in 2018.