Sarah Runge

Director of the Office of Strategic Policy for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Sarah Runge is the Director of the Office of Strategic Policy for Terrorist Financing and
Financial Crimes at the U.S. Department of the Treasury . The Office of Strategic Policy (OSP)
helps develop policies and strategic initiatives to combat terrorist financing, WMD proliferation
financing, money laundering and other illicit threats to the domestic and international financial
system. In developing these policies and initiatives, OSP works with other Treasury offices and
the law enforcement, regulatory, and intelligence communities, as well as with international
counterparts and the private sector.
Ms. Runge responsibilities include working with OSP policy advisors to create and manage
strategic initiatives to enhance the transparency of the financial system across the banking and
non-banking financial services industries; strengthen the effectiveness of targeted financial and
economic measures against illicit financing networks; promote outreach to the charitable sector to
implement protective measures against terrorist exploitation, and combat trade-based money
laundering, the illicit use of cash couriers and bulk cash smuggling. Ms. Runge aids in the
development of international initiatives to address illicit finance through her work with the G-8,
G-20, FATF and international financial centers. Ms. Runge is a member of the U.S. delegation
to the Financial Action Task Force, and the G-20 Anti-Corruption Working Group.
Prior to joining Treasury, Ms. Runge spent over ten years in the private sector developing
business growth strategies for private companies including international market entry and
investment, and access to finance including through private equity and business angels. Ms.
Runge received her M.A. in International Affairs from Johns Ho pkins School of Advanced
International Studies (SAIS) and received her B.A. in History from Scripps College in
Claremont, California.