Former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director
National Economic Council
Sameera Fazili is an economic policy expert with more than 20 years of experience in policy development, program execution, and crisis management across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. She served as deputy assistant to the president and deputy director of the White House’s National Economic Council from 2021–2022. In that role, she led the Biden-Harris administration’s work on industrial policy, supply chains, and regional economic development, and the administration’s response to numerous supply chain crises. She also played a leading role in the passage and implementation of the “CHIPS and Science Act,” the “Inflation Reduction Act,” and the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.”
Her expertise spans multiple industries including financial services, manufacturing, clean energy, housing, small business, transportation, and logistics. Fazili served in domestic and international economic policymaking roles in the Obama White House, the U.S. Treasury Department, and in the Federal Reserve System. Prior to serving in the Biden-Harris administration, she worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta as a senior researcher and as director of engagement for community economic development, served in research roles at the Urban Institute, taught development finance at Yale Law School, and worked at Shorebank, the nation’s first community development bank. Fazili is a graduate of Yale Law School and Harvard College. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and three children.
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