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Senator Roy Blunt

Chairman, HBS Leadership Strategies Advisory Services
Washington, DC

With more than four decades of service as an elected official, government executive, and legislator, Senator Roy Blunt has earned the respect of House and Senate leaders, rank and file Members of Congress, Administration officials, corporate executives, and government affairs professionals as a leader with integrity and a remarkable ability to make things happen and accomplish significant achievements. 

Senator Blunt has gained the knowledge and insights developed from years of helping craft the agenda and implement the procedural and national political strategy to meet public policy challenges as well as advance opportunities. He helped pass most of the consequential legislative achievements in Congress for the last two and half decades and was often the key individual whipping the vote to ultimately ensure success. Senator Blunt served as Vice Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference and led the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration as well as the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services, Education & Related Agencies. He also served as Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee. While serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, he led the voting operation for the Republican Conference as the Majority Whip. 

Senator Blunt has advised Presidents and represented the United States government in key regions of the world with foreign leaders. He served on the Intelligence Committee in both the House and Senate and developed a deep understanding of global national security interests and international trade issues. Throughout his career, Senator Blunt has developed long-lasting, bipartisan partnerships that have led to major legislative achievements for the country in health care, infrastructure, trade, and national security.

Senator Blunt’s career is one of continued public service for his home state of Missouri and later for the nation. He served as a chief county and state election official and university president before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996 and the U.S. Senate in 2010. Recognized for his unique ability to drive solutions, he was elected by his colleagues to serve as the Majority Whip earlier in his career than any Member of Congress in eight decades and was elected to the Senate Republican leadership during his first year in the Senate.

Senator Blunt will continue to maintain his full security clearance and will be involved in projects advising the United States government intelligence community separate from his work at HBS. He is also the president of the state historical society of Missouri and plans to serve on for-profit boards and advise a venture capital group.