September 12, 2019, Washington, DC — Blue Star Strategies, LLC today announced that Sally A. Painter has joined the International Advisory Board of GLOBSEC, a global think-tank based in Bratislava, Slovak Republic committed to enhancing security, prosperity, and sustainability in Europe and throughout the world. Her appointment takes immediate effect.

Ms. Painter is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Blue Star Strategies, LLC, where she provides corporate, institutional, and public sector clients with foreign and security policy guidance and global business development strategies.

“I am truly honored to join the International Advisory Board of GLOBSEC, an organization at the forefront of many of the most pressing issues facing our world,” said Ms. Painter. “I look forward to partnering with the GLOBSEC team to advance its goal of providing a better understanding of global trends and their consequences for society, the global economy, and international security.”

“We are delighted to have Sally join our International Advisory Board, comprised of former prime ministers and senior government officials, distinguished policy influencers, and business leaders,” said GLOBSEC President Róbert Vass. “Her deep and long-standing commitment to transatlantic relations and Central Europe will be a tremendous asset in helping GLOBSEC implement our mission of shaping global debate through research activities and connecting key experts on foreign and security policy.”

Ms. Painter is a distinguished 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.

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. Ms. Painter serves on the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Council and as a Senior Advisor to its Future Europe Initiative.

About Blue Star Strategies, LLC

Blue Star Strategies, LLC is an international, interdisciplinary strategic consulting, public affairs, and government relations firm based in Washington, DC with offices in Europe and Latin America. The firm works across sectors and represents global corporations, sovereign governments and leaders, and international organizations to solve their public policy, regulatory, and business investment challenges in the United States, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and emerging markets around the world. The firm is comprised of experienced professionals with backgrounds in government, business, and multilateral and nonprofit organizations.