|White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy|
January 20, 2009 – January 26, 2011
|Preceded by||Joel Kaplan|
|Succeeded by||Nancy-Ann DeParle|
|Born||November 10, 1967|
|Education||Mount Holyoke College (BA)|
London School of Economics (MSc)
Mona K. Sutphen (born November 10, 1967) served as the White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2011. She is currently a Senior Advisor at The Vistria Group, a Chicago-based private equity firm founded by Marty Nesbitt. From 2013 to 2019, she was a partner at Macro Advisory Partners LLP and from 2011-2013 was Managing Director at UBS AG, covering geopolitical risk, macro-policy trends and their impact on the global economy. She has also previously held positions as an American diplomat and served on the National Security Council during the Clinton Administration. She is the co-author of The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise.
From 2001-2008 Sutphen was managing director of Stonebridge International, a Washington-based business strategy consulting firm that works with multinational corporations, financial institutions and other organizations on challenges worldwide. She also served as Vice President for Currenex, the first internet-based trading platform for the institutional foreign exchange market.
She has served as a United States Foreign Service officer (1991–2000), serving in the Clinton White House on the staff of the National Security Council (1998–2000)., She also worked in the State Department's Human Rights bureau, and at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok.
She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is on the board of the International Rescue Committee, Human Rights First, and is a Trustee of Mount Holyoke College. She is an independent Director at Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD) and Pattern Energy (NASDAQ: PEGI), and serves on the advisory board of the Columbia Center for Global Energy Policy. She previously was an adjunct professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and is the co-author (with Nina Hachigian) of The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise.
She is married to Clyde Williams, who previously served as President Bill Clinton's domestic policy adviser at his Foundation, as vice president at the Center for American Progress, and as the Democratic National Committee's political director. They married in 2001 and together they have two children.
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