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Justin G. Muzinich is currently a distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. From December 2018-2021, he served as U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Treasury. While serving as deputy secretary, Muzinich was also responsible for the roles of undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence and undersecretary for domestic finance, managing the divisions at Treasury responsible for national security, financial policy, and financing the U.S. government. From 2017-2018, he served as counselor to the U.S. secretary of the treasury. Muzinich played a leading role in Treasury’s tax reform effort and in responding to the economic crisis caused by COVID-19. His national security responsibilities included the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and a wide variety of National Security Council matters. Muzinich represented the United States at G7, G20, and OECD meetings, and sat on the board of the National Counterterrorism Center. Immediately before entering government service, Muzinich served as policy director for Governor Jeb Bush’s (R-FL) 2016 presidential campaign, taught at Columbia Business School, and was president of Muzinich & Co, an international investment firm. He began his career at Morgan Stanley.

Muzinich earned his AB from Harvard College, his JD from Yale Law School, where he was an Olin Fellow, and his MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. He lives in New York with his wife Eloise, who is a physician, and their two children.

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