R. James WoolseyR. James Woolsey

Venture Partner, VantagePoint Venture Partners
Senior Executive Advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton
Former Director, United States Central Intelligence Agency

The tremendous dependence that the United States has on oil has long been a major environmental concern, but R. James Woolsey believes it is a chief national security issue as well. Former director of the CIA, Woolsey is a member of a coalition aiming to help the U.S. break its dependence on oil. An outspoken and influential advocate for interventionist U.S. foreign policies, Woolsey’s varied accomplishments include membership in several military and neoconservative advocacy organizations, appointments to a number of government posts since the 1970s, and serving as advisor to military contractors and energy companies.