Sarah Bloom Raskin
An experienced economic policymaker, Sarah Bloom Raskin has had a unique career serving at the highest levels of the U.S. Government and American financial sector. As Deputy Secretary of the U.S.
An experienced economic policymaker, Sarah Bloom Raskin has had a unique career serving at the highest levels of the U.S. Government and American financial sector. As Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, Raskin was the “highest ranking woman in the history of the Treasury Department” (New York Times) and the only person ever to have served in that position who had also been a Governor of the Federal Reserve Board. As the second-in-command at the Treasury Department, she was known for her pursuit of innovative solutions to enhance Americans’ shared prosperity, the resilience of the country’s critical financial infrastructure, and the defense of consumer safeguards in the financial marketplace. She was a champion of cybersecurity in the financial sector both nationally and internationally, helping to elevate this issue with corporate executives and boards. Her efforts, including leading the development of the G-7 Fundamental Elements of Cybersecurity for the Financial Sector, contributed to a more secure and resilient financial sector in the face of increasingly frequent and sophisticated threats. Her decade of continuous public service includes leadership in the realm of monetary policy, fiscal policy and financial regulatory policy.
Governor Raskin has been recognized by several organizations for her public service and has engaged with the media and a myriad of audiences to discuss fiscal, economic and national security issues. She has spoken for organizations and events including the National Consumer Law Center, Women in Homeland Security, the New America Foundation, the Levy Economics Institute, the National Association of Business Economics, the Private Equity Growth Capital Council, the Ditchley Foundation, the Society of Government Economists, the Mid-Winter Housing Finance Conference, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, NeighborWorks America, several community banking groups, and numerous institutions of higher learning, among many others.
Governor Raskin received her B.A. in Economics from Amherst College and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She throughout her career worked across public and private sectors in both legal and regulatory capacities. Her work has centered on financial institutions, financial market utilities, consumer protection issues, the adaptation of financial regulatory tools as they pertain to climate risk, bolstered prudential standards, and resolution planning.