About Us

Forum280 Organizers

Trevor Cornwell, Founder & CEO @ appbackr

Trevor’s career has been spent developing and growing new enterprises in media and technology-based businesses deploying Internet technologies to create market efficiencies. Earlier he developed video personalization software which produces customized video streams based on viewer behavior. One of Mr. Cornwell’s most successful entrepreneurial ventures was a reservation system for business jets, Skyjet, which was later acquired by Bombardier.

Jeff Collins, Senior Counsel for International Policy @ Chevron

Jeff is an innovative, results-focused international lawyer and business leader, with over 20 years of experience devising and implementing global strategies, policies, and programs.  Formerly, Mr. Collins was the White House National Security Council Director for Turkish Affairs and Eurasian Energy, and spent a decade as a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State, serving in: Turkey, Iraq, Cuba, Bolivia, Venezuela, and Washington, D.C.  Mr. Collins has been named an Aspen Institute Visiting Scholar; a Washington Post Federal Player; and a U.S. Department of State Colin L. Powell Fellow.

Founding Advisors

Doug Wilson
Senior Fellow in Residence @ The Truman Project and Center for National Policy

Doug is a lifelong change-agent for American policy, working at the highest levels of Military and political strategy for decades. Having served in senior positions at the Pentagon, the White House, overseas embassies, and several NGOs, he has led multiple progressive reforms from the repeal of the Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell Legislation to the 2012 Defense Strategic Guidance framework. Mr. Wilson has three times been awarded the Distinguished Public Service Medal, the Pentagon’s highest civilian honor. A graduate of Stanford University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, he has convened and led global cross-disciplinary meetings on issues including energy security, health and macroeconomics, women as leaders of change, and media and policy; a series of bilateral and multilateral meetings of U.S. thought leaders with counterparts from India, Russia, South Asia, Europe, the Pacific Rim, and Muslim majority nations; and policy strategy sessions on issues ranging from public diplomacy to foreign assistance to military families.



Gary Hart
U.S. Special Envoy for Northern Ireland

Senator Hart is an American diplomat, politician, lawyer, author, professor and commentator.  He currently is the United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland appointed to the post in October 2014.  He served as a U.S. Senator representing Colorado (1975–1987), and sought the Democratic nomination for President in 1984 and again in 1988.  As Senator, Hart sat on the Armed Services Committee, the Environment and Public Work Committee, the Senate Intelligence Committee, and chaired the Senate Subcommittee on Nuclear Regulation.