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Karen Tramontano


KAREN TRAMONTANO, Co-Chair of the Board

Ms. Tramontano is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Blue Star Strategies, LLC. She provides corporate, institutional, and public sector clients with results oriented strategies. From 1997 to 2001, Ms. Tramontano served in the White House as Deputy Chief of Staff to President William Jefferson Clinton and counselor to Erskine Bowles and John Podesta. Her portfolio encompassed a wide range of issues, including international trade and transatlantic relations as well as economic and financial issues concerning the World Trade Organization, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, World Bank, and International Monetary Fund. In 2001, Ms. Tramontano served as chief of staff for President Clinton’s transition, where she established his office and presence in New York City. Ms. Tramontano is also Founder and President of the Global Fairness Initiative, a non-profit organization working to promote a more equitable and sustainable approach to globalization.