Kimberly Donovan is the director of the Economic Statecraft Initiative within the Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center. Prior to joining the Council, Donovan served in the federal government for fifteen years, most recently as the acting associate director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s (FinCEN) Intelligence Division and FinCEN’s chief of staff and senior advisor to the director.
Donovan holds extensive expertise in anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism, the Bank Secrecy Act, US national security, Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctions programs, and FinCEN regulatory actions. Prior to joining FinCEN, Donovan served a tour on the White House National Security Council as a director for counterterrorism and served in Treasury’s Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes as a senior policy advisor and acting director of the Middle East and North Africa. Before joining Treasury, Donovan worked in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence/National Counterterrorism Center and the Defense Intelligence Agency. In these roles, Donovan developed national strategies to combat terrorist groups and terrorist financing leveraging the full range of US economic tools, advised senior policymakers on critical national security challenges, and collaborated with foreign partners to advance shared foreign-policy objectives.
Donovan holds a master of arts in international peace and conflict resolution from the School of International Service at American University and a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Vermont. She resides in Northern Virginia with her family.