Jeremy Kuester is FinCEN’s Deputy Associate Director for the Policy Division. Jeremy came to the position with experience from various roles within the Department of the Treasury, as a legislative fellow in the Senate, and in the private sector. As the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intelligence Community Integration in Treasury’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis (OIA), Jeremy represented Treasury’s counter-financial crime capabilities and authorities to the national security community, oversaw Treasury’s Intelligence Operations Center as well as OIA’s Strategic Briefing Program, and managed other aspects of Treasury’s intelligence program.
Prior to that assignment, as OIA’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, Jeremy developed a substantive understanding of FinCEN and OFAC authorities, which he used to develop multilateral strategic plans to drive action and align organizational resources. He also integrated into these plans his knowledge of international and transnational threats into strategies designed to protect the financial system from threats including terrorism, WMD proliferation, human rights violations, transnational organized crime, narco-trafficking, cybercrime, “kleptocracy,” and pariah states. In the private sector, Jeremy worked with the retail, commercial, and investment banks of Merrill Lynch and Bank of America. And, as a Brookings Legislative Fellow in the U.S. Senate, Jeremy covered issues involving the Bank Secrecy Act, corporate governance, and cybersecurity, among other things.
Jeremy received his Masters Degree in International Studies from American University, School of International Service and his JD from American University, Washington College of Law after graduating with bachelor degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park.