Hagar Hajjar Chemali is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Greenwich Media Strategies, LLC. Her professional background and expertise have been shaped by a number of senior public affairs and policy-making positions she held over the course of 12 years in the U.S. Government. She writes on national security and foreign policy, and is regularly featured on MSNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, BBC, and Cheddar, among other press outlets. Her skills allow her to provide a unique, personalized experience in helping you strategically and effectively shape your message to targeted audiences.
Prior to launching her company, Chemali was Director of Communications and Spokesperson for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and for Ambassador Samantha Power. She was also Spokesperson for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the U.S. Department of the Treasury where she handled all communications and public affairs related to sanctions policy, illicit finance, and enforcement actions.
From 2010-2012, Chemali was Director for Syria and Lebanon at the National Security Council, where she advised on and coordinated the implementation of U.S. policy toward Syria and Lebanon. Chemali also worked at the Treasury Department in the Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes as a Senior Policy Advisor on Asia and as a Middle East Policy Advisor.
Chemali is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She graduated from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs with a Master of International Affairs, and from Columbia University’s Barnard College where she majored in political science. She is also a graduate of Greenwich Academy where she currently sits on the Board of Trustees.