Executive Vice President, Center for American Progress
Washington, DC, USA
Sarah Rosen Wartell is the Executive Vice President at American Progress. One of the original architects of American Progress' business plan, she has been responsible for building the institution, overseeing its operations, and strategic planning from its founding.
Sarah served in the White House in the Clinton administration, after spending the first term at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. As Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, she advised the president on banking, government insurance and financial markets, housing and community development, consumer protection, pensions, bankruptcy, e-commerce, and a host of other economic policy issues. She led large interagency policymaking efforts, represented the administration in legislative negotiations with Congress, and guided the creation of President Clinton's New Market's Initiative, to spur investment in underserved areas, and his Financial Privacy and Consumer Protection Plan.
Prior to serving at the White House, Sarah was a Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Federal Housing Administration in the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She has served as a consultant to the Millennial Housing Commission and the William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation. She also practiced law with the Washington, D.C. firm of Arnold & Porter and taught law and technology policy as an Adjunct Professor and Visiting Scholar at Georgetown University Law Center. She is a graduate of the Yale Law School and Princeton University.