Chief Executive Officer
Trooper Sanders is CEO of Benefits Data Trust, a nonprofit that uses data, technology, policy change, and direct service to help people tap the more than $80 billion in unclaimed benefits that support critical needs such as food security, healthcare, and broadband. Trooper brings over 20 years of experience working at the crossroads of business, government, and the nonprofit sector. Before joining BDT, Trooper was a Rockefeller Foundation fellow and worked on the social and economic implications of the global rise of artificial intelligence. For eight years, Trooper ran Wise Whisper, a strategic advisory practice to financial technology startups, philanthropic initiatives, and business leaders. He has also held White House policy staff positions during two administrations. In the nonprofit sector, he led the creation of ventures addressing issues such as the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States, the economic fallout of disasters, and the private sector's role in international development.
He currently serves on the National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee, a body established by the U.S. Congress to advise the President on national AI efforts. He also serves on the national board of Girl Scouts of USA, the Military Family Research Institute's advisory board, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Trooper earned his bachelor’s from the University of Michigan, and holds a Master of Science in Regulation from the London School of Economics, as well as a Master of Law from the University of London.
Why Benefits Data Trust?
"Being able to get stuff done to make people's lives better today and to help complicated systems work better for them tomorrow."