Aaron T. Dowd is a Principal of Transatlantic Holdings, a diversified holding company with interests in the financial services, energy, industrial, logistics, and beer sectors in the United States, Latin America and Europe. Prior to Transatlantic, Mr. Dowd served from 2003-2013 as a Special Advisor and Senior Aide to The Honorable Chuck Hagel, former Secretary of Defense and U.S. Senator. He has also advised the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Mr. Dowd is on the Board of Directors of the University of Chicago Project on Security and Threats (CPOST); and Mentor Foundation USA. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Marquette University.