Head of Communications
Kara Alaimo is Head of Communications for the High Level Panel on the Post 2015 Development Agenda. Previously, as a political appointee in U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration, Kara served as Spokesperson for International Affairs at the U.S. Treasury. In this role, Kara developed the administration’s messages on U.S. bilateral economic relations and engagement in multilateral institutions such as the World Bank, IMF and G-20, as well as the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and international monetary, trade, development and environmental policy. Previously, Kara was Press Secretary for the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and Global Media Coordinator for the United Nations Millennium Campaign, where she served as a liaison to the global media on efforts to encourage world leaders to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Kara also served for nearly five years as a spokesperson for economic development agencies in the City of New York during the administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg. She is completing her Ph.D. in Political Science at the City University of New York, where she earned an M.A. in Urban Affairs. Kara also holds a B.A. in Journalism/Mass Communications from New York University.