Sutphen ’89 Appointed to Key White House Post

On September 6, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint Mona Sutphen ’89 to the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, a key post in his administration. It will be Sutphen’s second post in the Obama White House. Previously she served as the White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy from 2009 until February 2011.

President Obama nominated and appointed several individuals to important posts in his administration, but Sutphen is one of only two people appointed to the Intelligence Advisory Board, which is an independent part of the Executive Office that provides the president with advice on the effectiveness of the intelligence community.

“I am confident that these outstanding men and women will greatly serve the American people in their new roles and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come,” said President Obama.

Sutphen is currently a managing director at UBS, the Swiss global financial services company, where she handles geopolitical and policy risk matters.

Prior to joining the administration, she was a managing director at Stonebridge-International LLC and a vice president at Currenex, an online institutional foreign exchange trading platform. Sutphen was an American diplomat for nearly a decade, serving in various roles covering Asia, Europe, and the United Nations.