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Kenneth Hersh

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Kenneth Hersh

President and CEO, George W. Bush Presidential Center
Kenneth Hersh

Since 2016, Ken Hersh has served as President and CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center which houses the George W. Bush Library and Museum and the George W. Bush Institute.In 1988, he co-founded NGP Energy Capital Management, one of the nation’s largest natural resources private equity firms which pioneered private capital investing in the sector. Until 2016, he served as CEO, investing over $12 billion, earning a 27-year 30% annualized rate of return, making it one of the nation’s leading private investors. In 2023, the Oil and Gas Investor magazine inducted Ken into its Hart Energy Hall of Fame as one of the top 50 “pioneering men and women who have shaped energy over the last half century.”Additionally, Ken manages his family office that invests across multiple industries. He sits on numerous corporate and not-for-profit boards, including the Texas Rangers Baseball Club. He sits on the Board of Overseers of the Hoover Institution and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is an active philanthropist through the efforts of The Hersh Foundation both in his community and around the country. In 2023, his book, "The Fastest Tortoise: Winning in Industries I Knew Nothing About", was released which chronicles lessons evolving from his business and personal experiences. He received his undergraduate degree in Politics from Princeton and his MBA from Stanford University.