Sally A. Painter is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Blue Star Strategies, LLC. Ms. Painter has worked throughout Central Europe on security and policy issues, including successfully representing many of these countries on their NATO and EU bids, as well as an historic Visa Equity Coalition of seven countries which allows their citizens to enter the US visa-free.
Ms. Painter has managed many large-scale public-private projects, including as senior advisor on the global NATO Summits and remains a member of the Board of the US Committee on NATO.
For the last 15 years, Ms. Painter has worked with opposition leaders to promote democracy and transparency in: Albania, Argentina, Azerbaijan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kazakhstan, Romania, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Venezuela. Throughout 2000 she served as Executive Director of the Business Coalition for U.S.-China Trade, a business group that secured passage of Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China.
For over three years, Ms. Painter served as the Director of International at Tenneco Inc. where she negotiated new ventures in over 20 countries. Prior to joining Tenneco, Ms. Painter was a senior advisor in the Clinton Administration. As such, she helped manage the outreach and advocacy program for Secretary of Commerce, Ronald H. Brown.
Ms. Painter is on the Board of Directors of The Truman National Security Project, the Global Fairness Initiative, Partners for Democratic Change, and 4D PAC and is a member of the Atlantic Council. Sally is also on the Advisory Council to the National Center for Sustainable Development. She has been published in the Washington Post, Politico, WE-NATO, The Hill, and the Progressive Fix. She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and has commented on Fox News. She has received numerous awards for her work, including The Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit from Hungary and The Minister of Defense’s Award for Distinction from Latvia.
Follow Ms. Painter on Twitter @SallyPainter1.
Growth in Bank Calls for Strong Global System
Politico [June 12, 2013]
The Foreign Policy Debate America Deserves
Huffington Post [October 22, 2012]
Kirchner's visit an escape from Argentine realities
Politico [September 25, 2012]
What the Eurozone can learn from Latvia
The Hill [June 21, 2012]
Is the Patriot Act Harming Banks?
Fox Business [January 13, 2012]
Crimean Crisis Plan: Negotiate With Russia, Expand NATO, Give Ukraine Time
Breaking Defense [March 21, 2014]
History Repeats Itself in Ukraine: Crisis Holds Hard Lessons for NATO Leadership
Truman Project [March 17, 2014]
Commentary on Crisis in the Ukraine
Al-Jazeera Arabic [May 12, 2014]
What Vladmir Putin Doesn’t Want You to Know about Russia
Truman National Security Project [June 24, 2014]
EWTN News Nightly
EWTN [February 19, 2015]
To Fix the World, Strengthen Institutions
Truman National Security Project [August 10, 2015]
Sally Painter in Truman National Security Project: NATO Must Lead, Not Cave to Russia
BlueStar Strategies 
Don't Forget About Ukraine
US News [December 10, 2015]