Sean Ansted

Sean Ansted is the Director of Business Development and Government Affairs at the Bob Woodruff Foundation. Sean is a Marine Corps veteran and served from 2004 to 2012, first with 1st Battalion 14th Marines where he deployed to Fallujah, Iraq in 2006 (tabbed by General James Mattis as the busiest Battalion in theatre) as a convoy security team vehicle commander, then attached to 4th Force Reconnaissance Company serving in the Operator Platoon and Intelligence Section.  After the culmination of his Marine Corps contract, Sean moved to New York City where he attended Fordham University. During his time in New York, he worked in the Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, was awarded a fellowship through The Mission Continues, was awarded an honors internship with the FBI’s New York Field Division, and co-founded the Fordham Veterans Association (FVA) to serve and advocate on behalf of the student veteran populous at Fordham and New York City as a whole.  Missing the outdoors, Sean left New York momentarily in 2014 and worked as a wildland firefighter across the western United States.  Sean then returned to NYC before moving back home to San Francisco in 2015. Back on the west coast, Seanworked in the FBI’s San Francisco Field Division before joining then-U.S. Senator Kamala Harris’ office in 2017 as Deputy Director of Veterans and Military Affairs, where he spearheaded military and veteran’s operations for the state of California. Sean resides in San Diego with his wife, daughter, and dog.

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