About The Eisenhower
Mr. Fort is Vice President and Director of Global Security for
Goldman Sachs, a global investment bank, where he is responsible
for all physical and personnel security measures and has been a
principal contributor to an effort to develop and implement a global
crisis management program. The firm has employed him since November
1996, and he has also served as chief of staff to the President
and co-Chief Operating Officer of Goldman Sachs.
Previously, Mr. Fort was employed by TRW, Inc. from 1993-96 as
Director of Special Projects in two of the corporation’s Space
and Defense operating groups. He participated in strategic planning,
marketing, and business development efforts in support of national
security, civil government and international programs.
Mr. Fort’s private sector experience was preceded by 11 years
of service in the U.S. Government. From 1989-93, he was the Deputy
Assistant Secretary for Functional Analysis and Research in the
Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the Department of State.
From 1987-89, he was the Special Assistant to the Secretary for
National Security and Director of the Office of Intelligence Support
at the Department of the Treasury. Prior to moving to Treasury,
he served as a professional staff member, first as Assistant Director
and subsequently as Deputy Executive Director, of the President’s
Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB) at the White House from
Before entering the Executive Branch of the government, Mr. Fort
was selected as a Henry Luce Scholar in 1980-81, and served during
that program as a Research Assistant to a Member of the Japanese
Diet (parliament), one of the first foreigners ever to achieve such
a position. From 1976-80, he worked for Rep. Bill Gradison (R-Ohio)
in several capacities, including election campaign staff in 1976
and 1978, Legislative Assistant, and District Representative in
the Cincinnati district office.
Mr. Fort was born in Richmond, Indiana on July 4, 1956. He graduated
from The George Washington University in 1978 with a Bachelor of
Arts, With Distinction, as well as earning Phi Beta Kappa honors.
He also attended the University of Cincinnati and Ohio State University,
where he studied Japanese.