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Sally Painter writes in Politico that the "urge to paint Cyprus as a unique case is misplaced."

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June 11, 2013

Jesica Dobbins Lindgren Named General Counsel at Blue Star Strategies, LLC

 Washington, DC -- Jesica Dobbins Lindgren (formerly Seacor) was named the General Counsel at Blue Star Strategies, LLC, and will work on a variety of client issues.

Previously, Ms. Lindgren was a Director and Senior Vice President at ResCare, Inc., a leading U.S. human services company.  She handled government relations and business development for ResCare’s Youth Services.  She also led ResCare’s international Workforce Services group, with operations primarily in Europe and the Middle East, and was a board member of ResCare’s international subsidiaries.

 “We are delighted to have Jesica join our expanding firm,” stated Sally Painter, COO of Blue Star Strategies. “Jesica’s depth of knowledge in policy, law and philanthropy will be a huge asset to our clients.”

 “I have known Jesica for years – she is smart, strategic and her work at the ILO will compliment the work we are doing with the ILO and governments around the world,” said Karen Tramontano, CEO of Blue Star Strategies.

 Ms. Lindgren began her career at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Washington, DC. In 1997, she joined the International Labor Organization (ILO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, based in Geneva, Switzerland.  She participated in a staff exchange from the ILO to the World Bank’s External and UN Affairs Unit in Washington, DC from 2004-2005 and then served as Deputy Director of the ILO’s Washington Office from 2005 until she joined ResCare in 2008.

 Ms. Lindgren co-founded a venture philanthropy organization, Giving Circle, which supports charities offering education, health care, and training programs in developing countries.  In 2005, her article, “Learning on the Job” was published in The Economist’s Intelligent Life magazine. 

She received her B.A. from Georgetown University, later receiving a J.D. from American University, where she was editor-in-chief of the international law review and commencement speaker in 1994.  She earned an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, studying international management at their Barcelona, Singapore and Chicago campuses.  Ms. Lindgren is also a 2012 graduate of Leadership Greater Washington.

 About Blue Star Strategies, LLC

 Blue Star Strategies seeks to leverage capital and project financing from international financial institutions, provide policy advice and counsel to foreign governments and political parties. They craft political and economic alliances, provide political intelligence and risk assessments and promote trade and economic integration. They have considerable expertise in mapping stakeholders for their clients, advising on corporate responsibility matters and stakeholder engagements. Professionals at Blue Star Strategies are experienced with matters of democracy promotion and international election policies and processes. We maintain a diverse portfolio of clients and associations and are uniquely qualified to help each manage global challenges, particularly through our expertise in engaging the U.S. government.




Sally Painter writes that even in the midst of crisis, the United States and Europe are two of the most interconnected major economies in the world.

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Karen Tramontano discusses the economy, unemployment, and challenges to economic policy in the United States as well as in Europe.

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Sally Painter writes that NATO enlargement and EU accession are part of the same vision – a united, prosperous, and safe Europe.

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Sally Painter writes that amidst all of the pressing priorities, President Obama should clearly recognize that support for the European project is critical for our shared prosperity.

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Karen Tramontano discusses Congress and the need for leadership to avoid a fiscal cliff.

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Sally Painter writes about the need for a coherent blueprint for renewed American leadership based upon shared values.

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