Susan M. Ochs

Senior Fellow, Economic Growth Program

Susan M. Ochs is an expert in financial services and economic policy. She is a senior fellow at New America in the Economic Growth program, and is also founder of its Better Banking Project, working to identify and promote best practices in the financial industry. Susan writes on the financial sector and is a regular TV commentator on business and economic issues.

Susan has held senior positions in both government and industry. She served at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in both the Clinton and Obama Administrations, most recently as Senior Advisor to the head of TARP. Susan has also served as the Economic Advisor to the Governor of New Jersey, and at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as Director of Legislative Affairs, overseeing strategy during the 1990s reform of US banking laws. In addition to current projects advising CEOs on strategy and business planning, her prior experience includes J.P. Morgan Investment Management as well as private equity firm Solera Capital.

Susan holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Duke University.

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NEW AMERICA
In Wells Fargo Scandal, the Buck Stopped Well Short

Susan M. Ochs wrote an op-ed for the New York Times on the Wells Fargo scandal.


ECONOMIC GROWTH
Global economy not a good sign: Trader

Fast Money Trader Brian Kelly and CNBC contributor Jared Bernstein join Susan Ochs, New America Foundation; Stephen Schork, The Schork Repor


ECONOMIC GROWTH
As Regulators Focus on Culture, Wall Street Struggles to Define It

“The industry is sort of having a culture moment,” said Susan Ochs, founder of the Better Banking Project at the nonpartisan think tank New


ECONOMIC GROWTH
Inside the Banker's Brain

Where financial reward was once presumed to be the only motivator, we now see the striking roles played by several factors, such as complexi