Victoria Suarez-Palomo is Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives at Renovate America, a mission driven start-up that finances energy efficient home improvements. At Renovate America, Victoria focuses on consumer protection and regulatory policy and works on operations and product management. Victoria joined Renovate America after more than ten years in Washington D.C. where she spent her career in public service as a senior communications and policy advisor. In 2009, Victoria joined the Obama Administration’s Treasury Department as part of the team working to stem the financial crisis. She started as an Executive Assistant in Gene Sperling’s office, then serving as Counselor to Treasury Secretary Geithner, and through a series of promotions became Treasury’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Business Affairs and Public Liaison. In that role, she led the department that managed Treasury’s engagement with the business community, labor leaders, civil rights organizations, and advocacy groups. Victoria also spent a year advising Secretary Duncan at the Department of Education. She began her career in DC at a variety of think tanks, including: Center for American Progress (CAP), Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). In 2011, Victoria was named “Top 30 under 30” for law and policy by Forbes Magazine and in 2015 she was named one of the “101 Most Influential Latinos” in policy by Latino Leaders Magazine. Victoria currently serves as an advisor to Mobilize America, an organization formed after the 2016 election that works to galvanize civic engagement in local communities. She is also an advisor to BeVisible, a social media platform that connects Latinx with networking and professional opportunities.
Selected to participate in Socrates Program’s seminar on Learning from Lincoln: The Business, Politics and Art of the Nation’s Greatest Leader.