Jennifer Arangio joined Federal Advocates as the highest-ranking woman to depart from the Trump Administration for K Street. She serves as Vice President. Jennifer has had an accomplished career in Washington with over 20 years’ experience in politics, policy and law. She brings expertise in national security, cybersecurity, transportation, financial services, women entrepreneurship and economic empowerment and global affairs further enhancing the value we bring our clients.
Jennifer’s relationship with the Trump Administration began with the 2016 presidential campaign where she served as the National Director of women engagement and developed the campaign’s outreach strategy to women. She served on the presidential transition team and then as a political appointee on the National Security Council (NSC) staff as the Senior Director for International Organizations and Alliances. At the NSC, she led inter-agency policy development on a range of global issues with the Departments of State, Defense, Homeland Security, the U.S. mission to the U.N. and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Jennifer successfully led a 200-person team for the Trump Administration’s 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India attended by over 1500 women entrepreneurs, investors and sponsors. She traveled numerous times to the U.S. mission to Geneva and the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and has regional expertise in Europe and the Middle East.
In 2006, Jennifer started her career on the Hill as Senior Counsel for the Committee on Homeland Security in the U.S. House of Representatives where she served for nearly a decade. In that role, she provided invaluable policy counsel to the Chairman and subcommittee Chairmen on national security issues and worked on numerous pieces of legislation. Jennifer began her career as a corporate and securities regulation attorney in New York where she represented financial services institutions in corporate, regulatory and compliance matters before the New York Stock Exchange and FINRA. She ran for New York City Council in 2003 where she challenged the Council’s Speaker. She received her J.D. cum laude from New York Law School and holds a B.A. in International Affairs from the George Washington University.