From the New York Times:
Evan McMullin, Anti-Trump Republican, Mounts Independent Presidential Bid
By MAGGIE HABERMAN AUG. 8, 2016
Evan McMullin, a former C.I.A. official and a Republican who passionately opposes Donald J. Trump, announced Monday that he would run for president as an independent candidate.
Mr. McMullin, who until recently worked on policy development with the House Republican Conference, has missed the ballot-access deadlines in more than two dozen states. But Mr. McMullin, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, studied in Utah and could take votes from Mr. Trump in the heavily Mormon state. ….
The idea is to keep Trump from winning 270 Electoral Votes by winning a heavily Mormon state.
Mr. McMullin is said to be backed by the group Better for America, which earlier this year began an effort to get on the ballot in as many states as possible, with the hopes of drafting a candidate. The group is backed by John Kingston, a donor who had supported Mitt Romney. Mr. Kingston has worked with the pollster Joel Searby. Rick Wilson, a Republican consultant and Trump foe, is the main strategist on the effort.
From McMullin’s Linked-In page:
… Chief Policy Director.
U.S. House of Representatives | Republican Conference
January 2015 – Present (1 year 8 months) …
U.S. House of Representatives | Committee on Foreign Affairs
2013 – 2015 (2 years) …
Investment Banking Associate
2010 – 2013 (3 years) …
Central Intelligence Agency | National Clandestine Service
1999 – 2010 (11 years) Various International Locations …
Volunteer Refugee Resettlement Officer
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
2001 – 2001 (less than a year) Amman, Jordan
Vetted and processed UN-recognized refugees from the Middle East and Africa for resettlement to third countries.
Did he work for the CIA and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees simultaneously?
The Cavalier (a commercial fishing vessel)
1997 – 1997 (less than a year) Washington State & Alaska
I mostly just did my best not to fall in as we sailed the Alaskan seas.
Brigham Young University | Kennedy Center for International Studies
International Advisory Board Member
Council on Foreign Relations
So this guy has been pretty much a full-time Invade the World / Invite the World operative.