CONTACT: Amy Weiss 
September 11, 2014

Washington, DC — Jeffrey Gedmin was named Senior Advisor at Blue Star Strategies, LLC, and will work on a variety of client issues including matters in Europe and the Middle East.

Currently, Mr. Gedmin is Co-Director of the Transatlantic Renewal Project at the World Affairs Institute and Journal in Washington, DC and a senior fellow at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. From 2011 – 2014 Mr. Gedmin was President and CEO of the London-based Legatum Institute where he was responsible for the Institute’s strategic direction, budget, board relations and development. 

“We are thrilled to have Jeff join our growing firm,” stated Karen Tramontano, CEO of Blue Star Strategies. “Jeff’s knowledge and experience on foreign policy matters and his strategic approach to problem solving will be of great value to our clients.”

“I have had the privilege of knowing and working with Jeff for many years beginning with our work to expand NATO to include the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. Jeff is smart, strategic and both his previous and current work will not only compliment the work we are doing but also bring greater depth to our ability to achieve our clients’ goals” said Sally Painter, COO of Blue Star Strategies.

Mr. Gedmin served as the President and CEO of Radio Free Europe/Liberty and served as the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute in Berlin. Prior to that Mr. Gedmin was a Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and Executive Director of the New Atlantic Initiative.

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (New York), a member of the National Endowment for Democracy’s Research Council (Washington, DC), a member of the Board of Directors for Turkish Policy Quarterly (Istanbul) and a member of the editorial board of the World Affairs Journal. 

About Blue Star Strategies, LLC

Blue Star Strategies, LLC is an international strategic consulting, public affairs, and government relations firm, based in Washington, DC with offices in Europe and Latin America. We work across sectors representing foreign governments, political parties, and global corporations to help solve their business and policy challenges in the United States and in emerging markets around the world. Our team is comprised of experienced professionals with backgrounds in government, business, and multilateral and nonprofit organizations.