Rebecca Neale Hampson is Vice President for Policy Initiatives at Business Roundtable. She oversees the Roundtable’s justice reform policy agenda, supports the Education and Workforce portfolio, and serves as the organization’s principal speechwriter.
Prior to joining Business Roundtable, Rebecca was Chief of Staff to former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr. In that role, she served as a senior advisor to Secretary Paulson for major economic and environmental initiatives he led, including the Aspen Economic Strategy Group and the Risky Business Project. She also oversaw Secretary Paulson’s participation in publicity tours for two award-winning books and two documentary features. At the Paulson Institute – a think tank focused on the U.S.-China relationship – Rebecca advised Secretary Paulson on strategic and operational matters and led the Institute’s U.S.-China CEO Council for Sustainable Urbanization.
Earlier in her career, Rebecca held public affairs and communications positions in the Bush Administration, at the White House, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Energy, where she served as a spokesperson on a range of Administration policies and initiatives. She went on to be Communications Director at Teach For America, where she oversaw the nonprofit’s media relations and messaging strategies in key media markets.
Rebecca earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Indiana University Bloomington and Master of Arts in Communications at The Johns Hopkins University.