(BALTIMORE – February 10, 2021) – Earlier this week, Wes Moore announced that he was stepping down as CEO of Robin Hood, his phenomenal non-profit that has garnered millions in funding. Rumors immediately began that Moore was eyeing the governor’s race of 2022.
One possible supporter has already spoken up. He’s none other that noted attorney and former judge William “Billy” Murphy. No stranger to politics, Murphy is often viewed as a political kingmaker.
“Wes is a young superstar with an awesome track record of excellent and charismatic leadership,” said Murphy.
He added, “He has a real grasp of the problems we have as the descendants of the Africans who were stolen at gunpoint from their native lands; brutally enslaved in the Americas; terrorized and mercilessly robbed of their languages, rich culture and history; and treated as subhumans – even now in too much of this country. Wes is a doer destined for greatness.”
Wes Moore served as the CEO of Robin Hood, one of the largest anti-poverty forces in the nation. He is a bestselling author, a combat veteran, and a social entrepreneur.
Wes’ first book, “The Other Wes Moore,” a perennial New York Times bestseller, captured the nation’s attention on the fine line between success and failure in our communities and in ourselves. That story has been optioned by executive producer Oprah Winfrey and HBO to be made into a movie. He is also the author of the bestselling books “The Work,” “Discovering Wes Moore,” and “This Way Home.”
Wes grew up in Baltimore and the Bronx, where he was raised by a single mom. Despite childhood challenges, he graduated Phi Theta Kappa from Valley Forge Military College in 1998 and Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University in 2001. He earned an MLitt in International Relations from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar in 2004. Wes then served as a captain and paratrooper with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne, including a combat deployment to Afghanistan. He later served as a White House Fellow to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Before becoming CEO at Robin Hood, Wes was the founder and CEO at BridgeEdU, an innovative tech platform addressing the college completion and job placement crisis. BridgeEdU reinvents freshman year for underserved students. Wes remains chairman of the board of directors at BridgeEDU. He has also worked in finance as an investment banker with Deutsche Bank in London and with Citigroup in New York.
Wes’ proudest accomplishments are his two children with his wife Dawn.