An exceptional and proven leader, Sarah Morgenthau has developed policies for cabinet members and provided trusted counsel for our nation’s top leaders. She served as the Director of Peace Corps Response under President Obama, working across more than fifty countries to strengthen communities and provide resources to healthcare, educational, and environmental initiatives through volunteers on the ground.
As Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security’s Private Sector Office, Sarah catalyzed open communication and collaboration between the business community and government. As a policy expert and former attorney, she helped develop actionable policies regarding cybersecurity, border and aviation security, and counterterrorism for the Secretary of Homeland Security. After the Obama Administration, Sarah brought her experience back home to represent Rhode Island on the Homeland Security Advisory Board.
At the onset of the Biden Administration, Sarah was charged with leading the initiative to reopen U.S. travel and tourism to international visitors while working with the Department of Commerce, curbing the devastating effects of the pandemic on small businesses and across the sector.
Public service has been the cornerstone of Sarah’s family for generations. Her great-grandfather was President Wilson’s Ambassador to Turkey; her grandfather, Henry Morgenthau Jr., served as FDR’s Secretary of the Treasury; her uncle was Manhattan’s longest-serving District Attorney; and her mother, Ruth Morgenthau, escaped the Nazis at the age of six, later becoming an advisor to President Carter and a member of the US delegation to the United Nations.
Sarah and her husband Carl have raised three amazing children: Teddy, Henry, and Mizia.