Thomas E. Donilon is chairman of the BlackRock Investment Institute and senior of counsel at the international law firm of O’Melveny & Myers. He served as national security advisor to President Barack Obama. In that capacity, Mr. Donilon oversaw the U.S. National Security Council staff, chaired the cabinet level National Security Principals Committee, provided the president's daily national security briefing, and was responsible for the coordination and integration of the administration's foreign policy, intelligence, and military efforts. He also oversaw the White House's international economics, cybersecurity, and international energy efforts. Mr. Donilon served as the President's personal emissary to a number of world leaders.  
 
Mr. Donilon previously served as assistant to the president and principal deputy national security advisor. He chaired the Obama-Biden transition at the U.S. Department of State. Mr. Donilon has worked closely with and advised three U.S. presidents since his first position at the White House in 1977. He served as assistant secretary of state and chief of staff at the U.S. Department of State during the Clinton administration.
 
Mr. Donilon chaired the Presidential Commission to Enhance National Cybersecurity.  He is a distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, a non-resident senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and a distinguished fellow at the Asia Society. 
 
Mr. Donilon has received the Secretary of State's Distinguished Service Award, the National Intelligence Distinguished Public Service Medal, the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, among others. 
 
He received his undergraduate degree from Catholic University and his law degree from the University of Virginia.