Elizabeth Young McNally

Co-CEO, Schmidt Futures

Elizabeth Young McNally serves as Co-CEO of Schmidt Futures. She is responsible for bringing teams of people together to solve problems in science, technology, and shared prosperity. Previously, Young McNally was a Partner at McKinsey & Company and Global Partner Lead for McKinsey Academy. She was also a US Army Military Police officer, where she deployed twice to Iraq and served as General David Petraeus’s speechwriter. A graduate of West Point and Oxford, Young McNally is a Rhodes and Truman Scholar. She was appointed twice by President Obama to the US Military Academy Board of Visitors. The through lines of her career are a commitment to public service, a desire to empower individuals and teams to solve hard problems sustainably, and a deep belief that individuals and groups can cut down silos and collaborate for a higher purpose.