Mary Beth Goodman

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Former White House under Obama

Mary Beth Goodman was the Special Assistant to President Obama and Senior Director for Development and Democracy at the White House National Security Council, where she was responsible for advising the President and National Security Advisor on global development, democracy and humanitarian issues. She previously worked at the NSC as the Director for International Economic Affairs and developed policies related to economic governance. Prior to that, Ms. Goodman worked for the Departments of State and Homeland Security, including in a variety of overseas postings. She also served as a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, and co-founded The Sentry, a civil society initiative to investigate the connection between kleptocracy, corruption and human rights abuses in Africa. Ms. Goodman earned an L.L.M. in International & Comparative Law from Georgetown University Law Center, a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, and a B.A. from James Madison University.

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