David Trulio is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute (RRPFI), the sole nonprofit organization created by President Reagan charged with continuing his legacy and sharing his principles of individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy, and national pride.
In this capacity, Mr. Trulio oversees a globally recognized non-partisan organization based in Simi Valley, California, which sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, the most visited presidential library in the country; the Reagan Center for Public Affairs; the Presidential Learning Center; The Air Force One Pavilion; the award-winning Discovery Center; and the Reagan Institute, which carries out the Foundation’s mission in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Trulio came to RRPFI with a track record of leadership and success across three Fortune 500 companies and two presidential administrations. He has generated results in business development, strategy, office operations, and government affairs, and his experience and credentials distinctively integrate corporate, managerial, public policy, and digital media knowledge and skills.
Previously, Mr. Trulio was Managing Editor, Head of Strategy and Editorial Operations, at FOX News Digital, which is a news, analysis, and opinion platform operating FoxNews.com and FoxBusiness.com. In 2022, FOX News Digital averaged 82.7 million monthly multiplatform unique visitors, was the top-performing news brand with multiplatform views, and was the most engaged news brand on social media. Leveraging his extensive strategy and operations background, David worked with fellow leaders to develop Digital’s strategy, and led numerous initiatives to enhance Digital’s offerings and performance. In particular, David led on expanded outreach to key newsmakers, personally engaging with U.S. officials, including senators and governors, and with international officials up to the level of president and minister.
Mr. Trulio came to FOX News Digital with extensive experience as a leader in both the U.S. government and aerospace & defense industry. In the previous presidential administration, Mr. Trulio served at the Export-Import Bank of the United States as Counselor to the Chairman and Senior Vice President for the Program on China and Transformational Exports. He was responsible for standing up and leading a program focused on supporting U.S. companies competing against Chinese state-backed competitors in ten key technology areas.
Earlier, at the Department of Defense, Mr. Trulio served as Senior Advisor and Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, playing a key leadership and management role atop a vast and diverse team; his responsibilities included serving as Executive Director of the Defense Policy Board, and he also performed the duties of Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs.
Prior to his most recent public service, Mr. Trulio was Vice President of International Government Affairs, Operations, and Regional Executive for Latin America at Lockheed Martin International in its Washington, DC-area headquarters. Mr. Trulio joined Lockheed Martin from Raytheon Company, where he held multiple senior roles, including Director of Operations at Raytheon International, Inc.
Earlier in his career, 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. He held additional roles earlier on the HSC staff and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. During the 2004 presidential campaign, Mr. Trulio was a member of the President’s policy team at campaign headquarters. Prior to his public service, Mr. Trulio practiced corporate law at O’Melveny & Myers LLP in Los Angeles.
Mr. Trulio is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and he earned an MBA from Harvard Business School; a JD degree from Columbia, where he was a staff member and then treasurer of the Columbia Law Review; and a BA degree in public and international affairs, with honors, from Princeton. Mr. Trulio is also fluent in Spanish. In recognition of his accomplishments and leadership, Mr. Trulio was awarded the Export-Import Bank of the United States Medal and the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service.