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Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing

The Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing is an office of the United States government within the United States Treasury Department.

Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing
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Marshall Billingslea

since June 22, 2017
U.S. Department of the Treasury
StyleThe Honorable
Reports toUndersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes
AppointerPresident of the United States
Salary$155,500 (2010)[1]

Establishment and responsibilitiesEdit

The office of Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing is statutorily responsible for "formulating and coordinating the counter terrorist financing and anti-money laundering efforts of the Department of the Treasury". It is subordinate to that of the Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes and is appointed by the President of the United States, subject to the approval of the U.S. Senate. The office of Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing was established by the United States Congress in 2004.[2][3]

Previous officeholdersEdit

Picture Name Term Notes
  Daniel Glaser[4] 2011–2017[4] Glasser served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing from 2004 to 2011.[4]
  David Cohen[5] 2009–2011[5] Prior to accepting appointment as Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, Cohen worked as an attorney at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr. He left the post to accept an appointment as Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. In 2015 he was appointed deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency. [5]
  Pat O'Brien 2005–2009[6] O'Brien previously served as Counsel to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.[6] After leaving office he went to work for Booz Allen Hamilton and sat on the board of advisors of the Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.[7]
  Juan Carlos Zarate 2004–2005[8] In 2014, Zarate accepted appointment to the board that oversees the Vatican's Institute for the Works of Religion, a move announced by Cardinal Pell of the Vatican Finance Ministry as part of Pope Francis I's efforts to clean up the finances of the Vatican.[9] From 1988 to 1989 he served one term as student body president of Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California. He was selected for the Youth Inaugural Conference which was invited to that year's inauguration of George H.W. Bush.[10]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "David Samuel Cohen". Search Federal Pay. Feds Data Center. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  2. ^ "31 U.S. Code § 312 - Terrorism and financial intelligence". Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Following the Money". Columbia Law School. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "Daniel Glaser". U.S. Treasury Department. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  5. ^ a b c "David S. Cohen". Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Pat O'Brien". Booz Allen Hamilton. Archived from the original on 1 June 2016. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Pat O'Brien". Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Biography from the White House". The White house. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  9. ^ Frye, Andrew (8 July 2014). "Pope Replaces Vatican Bank Managers as Profit Drops 97%". Bloomberg.
  10. ^ Landsbaum, Mark (20 January 1989). "Bush Backers Caught Up in Inaugural Whirl". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 29 April 2016.