Hoyas Serving the Nation

Serving one’s country, whether defined by being elected to Congress, serving in key positions in the administration, working on congressional staffs, in government agencies, or abroad as part of the nation’s foreign policy apparatus, no doubt remains for many of our alumni a lasting tribute to the education they received on the “other” Hilltop. [Updated Jan. 24, 2019]

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U.S. Senate

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U.S. House of Representatives

Administration Officials

  • Rostin Behnam (COL ’00), Commissioner, U.S. Commodity Futures Training Commission
  • Lee Francis Cissna (L ’95), Director, US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) 
  • Jeffrey Clark (L ’95), Assistant Attorney General, Environment & Natural Resources, Justice Department
  • Kelley Eckels Currie (L ’99), U.S. Representative on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and Alternate U.S. Representative to the Sessions of the General Assembly
  • Robert Daigle (MA ’06), Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, Defense Department
  • William J. Emanuel (L ’63), Member of the National Labor Relations Board
  • Richard Glick (L ’88), Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Jeffrey Grappone (C ’02), Assistant Secretary, Office of Public Affairs, Labor Department
  • David J. Kautter (L ’74), Assistant Secretary of the Treasury 
  • Kathleen Kraninger (L ’97), Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Robert Lighthizer (BA ’69, L ’73), U.S. Trade Representative
  • Kevin McIntyre (L ’88), Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Mick Mulvaney (SFS ’89), Acting White House Chief of Staff
  • Jerome Powell (L ’79), Chairman, Federal Reserve
  • Brian D. Quintenz (MBA ’09), Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • Kenneth P. Rapuano (MA ’92), Assistant Secretary of Defense, Homeland Security, and Global Defense
  • Mira Ricardel (SFS ’82), Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration
  • Marie Royce (IEMBA ’96), Assistant Secretary of State for Educational & Cultural Affairs
  • Preston Rutledge (LLM ’02), Assistant Secretary of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration
  • Joseph Simons (L ’83), Chairman, Federal Trade Commission
  • James J. Sullivan, Jr. (L ’80),  Member, Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
  • David Joel Trachtenberg (MSFS ’80), Principal Deputy Secretary of Defense
  • Elizabeth Walsh (COL ’83), Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service
  • Robert Wilkie (LLM ’92), Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Ongoing Terms:

  • Major General Joseph Dunford (MA ’85), Chair, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Terrell McSweeney (L ’04), FTC Commissioner
  • Michael Piwowar (MBA ’94), SEC Commissioner