Amanda Mattingly (Fellow ‘10) - Chapter Director

Fred Hicks (Partner ‘11)  - Chapter Director

Michael Owens  (Partner ‘16)  - Political Director


OUR PEOPLE: The Atlanta Chapter of Truman National Security Project is the 6th largest chapter in the country, with 98 total members from 2006-2019. The total membership is currently 36% Fellows, 57% Partners, and 7% DefCon. Our members work across many sectors, including consulting, nonprofit management, business, law, politics, government and education. Truman Project is a 501(c)(4) social welfare nonprofit organization.


5/1/19, AJC, First Latina lawmaker in Ga. Legislature joins race for 7th District, features Brenda Lopez, Truman Political Partner

4/24/19, Inside Sources, U.S. Must Support NATO, by Jason Baker, Truman Defense Council



Truman Project Atlanta Chapter: New Member Series with Brenda Lopez

Wed. April 25, 2018 - 7:00pm

Please join us for a Truman Atlanta meeting on Wednesday, April 25 at 7:00pm @ Manuel's Tavern featuring Brenda Lopez. Brenda is on of our new Class of 2018 Truman Members, and this will be the first in our "New Members Series" where we will have the chance to get to know our new members, hear what they're doing, and engage in discussion on a topic of interest to them and relevant to Truman.

Get to Know Truman Project: Atlanta Chapter

Thu, August 31, 2017 - 6:30pm

Interested in becoming a member of the Truman National Security Project? Join current Truman Members in a relaxed setting and learn what Truman Project is all about! Snacks and drinks will be provided.


Truman National Security Project is a member-based organization. Our members enter our community through one of three paths: the Defense Council, the Political Partnership, or the Security Fellowship. All three cohorts follow the same first year training programs, which lead to the same goal: full Truman membership. Each cohort is full of skilled, passionate leaders who share a commitment to public service and a strong interest in national security. The main difference between the cohorts lies in the particular background and experience of each member. A community of equals, each cohort significantly contributes to Truman Project, the national security conversation, and the larger realm of public service.  

Fellows are policy experts, academics, and other thought leaders who anticipate and articulate new global challenges and opportunities. Many work within the U.S. national security apparatus and legislative bodies, as well as the international community and an expansive network of nongovernmental and private organizations.

Partners are political leaders, advocates, communicators, journalists, and aspiring or actively serving public officials. Fluent in campaign management, media, journalism, organizing, and more, they advance progressive principles and a shared liberal internationalist worldview at all levels of civil society.

Members of the Defense Council include veterans and frontline civilians who have firsthand experience implementing U.S. foreign policy. They have wide-ranging expertise in hard security and an ongoing professional interest in defense and intelligence operations as they continue to serve in government, business, policy, and nonprofit ventures.