April 24, 2017, Washington, DC — Blue Star Strategies, LLC today announced that Sally A. Painter has joined the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Council, the preeminent non-partisan institution devoted to promoting transatlantic cooperation and international security. Her appointment takes immediate effect.
Ms. Painter is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Blue Star Strategies, LLC. She provides corporate, institutional, and public sector clients with foreign and security policy guidance and global business development strategies.
“We are delighted to have Sally join our Board of Directors, comprised of distinguished policy-influencers and business leaders,” said Atlantic Council President and CEO Frederick Kempe. “Her deep and long-standing commitment to transatlantic relations and U.S. global engagement will be a tremendous asset to helping the Council implement its mission of promoting constructive leadership in international affairs. I have known Sally for years – her thought leadership and strategic insight are well-known and deeply valued in the U.S. and abroad. She has been a valued partner of ours and we look forward to deepening our work together based on the central role of the Atlantic Community in meeting global challenges.”
Ms. Painter is a key leader and trusted advisor in the European space, representing global businesses and governments on their most important market entry, investment, and foreign policy issues, including NATO, EU, and OECD accession and the historic legislation passed by the U.S. Congress allowing their citizens to enter the U.S. visa-free.
From 1993-1995, Ms. Painter was a senior advisor in the Clinton Administration, providing strategic advice and advocacy to U.S companies bidding on overseas contracts. She has also served as director of international at a Fortune 500 company and was instrumental in the creation and management of the Trans-Atlantic Business Dialogue and the French American Business Council.

About Blue Star Strategies, LLC

Blue Star Strategies, LLC is an international strategic consulting, public affairs, and government relations firm, based in Washington, DC with offices in Europe and Latin America. Our professionals work across sectors representing global corporations, governments, and multilateral organizations to solve their business and policy challenges in the United States and in emerging markets around the world.