Jane D. Hartley

Jane Hartley served as Ambassador to the French Republic and the Principality of Monaco from 2014 – 2017 during some of the most difficult times for France. She was confirmed to both posts by the U.S. Senate in September 2014.

Previously, Jane Hartley was Chief Executive Officer and a Founding Principal of Observatory Group, an international economic and political advisory firm providing analysis of key government policies affecting the global capital markets. Before founding Observatory Group, Ms. Hartley was Chief Executive Officer of the G7 Group. As CEO, Ms. Hartley built G7 Group into a premier research firm providing macroeconomic and political analysis to investors in the global market. The G7 Group put together a network of global policymakers and distributed analysis to most of the major central bankers and finance ministers as well as major financial institutions.

Jane currently serves as a member of the Visiting Committee at the Kennedy School at Harvard University as well as the Executive Committee and the Dean’s Council.  She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  Jane is a member of the Board of Overseers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  She is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sesame Workshop (Sesame Street) and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Center for American Progress.

Ms. Hartley was a Presidential appointee to the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service and a Member of the Board of Trustees of Heidrick & Struggles.  Jane was Vice Chairman, Trustee, and member of the Executive Committee of the Economics Club of New York.

Previously, Ms. Hartley held several positions in the telecommunications industry. She was Vice President and Station Manager of WWOR-TV, an independent television station owned by Universal Studios (MCA). In her tenure at Universal, Ms. Hartley was also Vice President of Marketing for MCA Broadcasting and was an outside director of Pinelands, Inc., an MCA subsidiary. Ms. Hartley was also Vice President of Corporate Communications at Westinghouse Broadcasting. She served as Vice President of New Markets Development for Group W Cable.

Before becoming involved in the telecommunications industry, Ms. Hartley was involved in the public sector, serving at the highest levels of government. She worked at the White House in the Carter Administration in the Office of Public Liaison, with responsibilities that included working with and mobilizing outside constituency groups to support presidential policies. In this capacity, Ms. Hartley worked closely with Mayors and Governors as well as the business community, with a focus on domestic issues.

Ms. Hartley was the Director of Congressional Relations at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She worked with the Secretary of HUD and members of Congress to advance legislative proposals. She also managed the Congressional Relations staff.

Jane was also involved with many educational institutions. Jane was a board member of the President’s Leadership Council of Dartmouth College and former head of the Parent’s Committee. Ms. Hartley was a member of both the Wall Street and the Women’s Council of Boston College, a former Trustee of the New School, a former Board Member of Parsons School of Design, and a former Trustee of the Nightingale-Bamford School.

Jane graduated from Boston College (Newton College) with a B.A.

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