Todd Deatherage

Todd Deatherage is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Telos Group. It forms communities of American peacemakers across lines of difference at home and abroad. It form communities of American peacemakers across lines of difference, and equip them to help reconcile seemingly intractable conflicts at home and abroad. Historically, it’s primary focus has been America’s relationship to Israel/Palestine. In recent years, it has begun to replicate its model in other conflict and post-conflict areas, which it believes are connected. 

Todd spent sixteen years in senior positions in the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government before co-founding the Telos Group. From 2005 to 2009, he was Chief of Staff in the Secretary of State’s Office of Policy Planning at the U.S. State Department. He also spent two years as Senior Advisor in the Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom, where he specialized in religious freedom in the Middle East. Todd worked for a decade in the U.S. Congress, including six years as Chief of Staff to Senator Tim Hutchinson. He is a native Arkansan and a graduate of the University of Arkansas. He began his career as an educator. He and his family live in Fairfax County, Virginia.