Aaron Brunmeier

Director of Operations

Aaron Brunmeier is the Director of Operations at the Institute for Security and Technology (IST). His background is in nonprofit administration, civic tech, and politics.

Prior to joining IST, Aaron served as the Senior Programs Operations Manager at Superbloom Design, a UX/UI nonprofit focused on designing tools for digital rights and internet freedom groups around the world, where he oversaw the organization’s operations, finances, and fiscal sponsorship program. Before that, he worked at New/Mode, a civic tech startup that empowers advocacy groups with digital campaign tools. Aaron began his career in academia but eventually found his way into politics where he managed campaigns and worked in political media consulting.

Aaron holds a BA in History and Political Science and an MA in Early American History from Loyola University Chicago. When he’s not busy training for marathons, Aaron can be found extolling the virtues of Chicago and talking shop about his beloved White Sox.