Elizabeth Rosenberg is the Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. She is responsible for leading and coordinating anti-money laundering policy, counter-terrorist financing and -proliferation financing efforts, anti-corruption initiatives, and the use of targeted financial measures to advance U.S. national security. Prior to her confirmation by the U.S. Senate in December 2021, she served as Counselor to the Deputy Secretary, guiding the national security work of the Department of the Treasury, including various sanctions and anti-corruption initiatives, and advising its senior leadership.
Ms. Rosenberg brings years of leadership and experience in the field of national security and economic statecraft to the Department of the Treasury. From September 2013 until January 2021 Ms. Rosenberg directed the Economics Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). In that capacity, she published and spoke on the national security and foreign policy implications of the use of sanctions and economic statecraft, as well as on energy market shifts. While at CNAS, she testified before Congress on an array of banking and trade issues, energy geopolitics, and markets topics and was widely quoted by leading media outlets in the United States and abroad.
From April 2009 through September 2013, Ms. Rosenberg served as a Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes and then to the Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. In these roles, she helped develop and implement financial and energy sanctions and oversaw key initiatives, including the tightening of global sanctions on Iran, the launching of new comprehensive sanctions against Libya and Syria, and the modification of Burma sanctions in step with the then-normalization of diplomatic relations.
Earlier in her career Ms. Rosenberg was an energy policy correspondent at Argus Media in Washington D.C., analyzing U.S. and Middle Eastern energy policy, regulation, and trading. She spoke and published extensively on OPEC, strategic reserves, energy sanctions and national security policy, oil and natural gas investment and production, and renewable fuels.
Ms. Rosenberg received an MA in Near Eastern Studies from New York University and a BA in Politics and Religion from Oberlin College.