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Marshall Billingslea

Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute

Marshall S Billingslea is a Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute, focusing on illicit finance and arms control with the Kleptocracy Initiative. Prior to joining Hudson Institute, Mr Billingslea was the Special Presidential Envoy for Arms Control at the US Department of State, holding the rank of Ambassador. Before joining the State Department, Mr Billingslea served as the Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing at the US Department of the Treasury. In 2018, he was selected as President of the Financial Action Task Force and co-chaired the global Counter-ISIS Finance Group and multiple bilateral negotiating fora with friendly and allied nations. Earlier in his career, he served for more than six years as the senior professional staff member for national security affairs on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Before re-joining the US government in 2017, Mr Billingslea spent more than eight years in the private sector. Between 2001 and 2009, he served in several senior roles within the Department of Defense and at NATO, including as Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy and Assistant Secretary-General for defence investment at NATO. Mr Billingslea holds an MA in law and diplomacy from Tufts University. He has been awarded the Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service by the US Secretary of Defense, decorated by the US Secretary of the Navy with the Distinguished Public Service medal, and received the Treasury Medal in recognition of his work at the Department of the Treasury.
Updated: April 21, 2022