Devon Westhill

President and General Counsel, Center for Equal Opportunity

Devon Westhill is president and general counsel of the Center for Equal Opportunity (CEO). CEO is a Washington, D.C.-area nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that for over 25 years has promoted colorblind, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in America. Mr. Westhill speaks widely on this topic and related issues in the media and at events across the country, and his writing has been published in numerous outlets including The Wall Street Journal and National Review.

Immediately prior to his current role, Mr. Westhill served as the top civil rights official at the United States Department of Agriculture in the administration of President Donald J. Trump. In this role, his principal responsibility was to enforce federal civil rights laws, regulations, executive orders, and departmental policies that protected from discrimination the 100,000-strong USDA workforce and the millions of USDA customers.

Mr. Westhill has also worked at the United States Department of Labor, at the nonpartisan, nonprofit Federalist Society, and as a criminal trial lawyer in private practice.

After an enlistment in the United States Navy, Mr. Westhill earned his B.A. in philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his J.D. from the University of Florida.

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