Charlotte Putney

Foreign Investment Risk Management Policy Analyst, Department of Homeland Security

Charlotte Putney recently joined the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans / Trade and Economic Security as a Foreign Investment Risk Management Policy Analyst. Prior to this role, Charlotte served as the Deputy Treasury Attaché to U.S. Embassy Beijing from August 2019 to January 2022, representing the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI) in China and Hong Kong. In her five years with Treasury TFI she covered China, North Korea, and Iran-focused sanctions programs, developing expertise in commercial maritime sanctions evasion and digital currencies. Before joining Treasury, she served as a U.S. Department of Defense civilian in Washington, DC, Kabul, Afghanistan, and Pacific Command, Hawaii.  Charlotte earned her MA in International Economics and Southeast Asia Studies through the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She also attended the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, earning a graduate certificate in China Studies. For her undergraduate education, Charlotte attended Smith College, earning a dual degree in Anthropology and East Asian Studies. Charlotte is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, holds an ICA Advanced Certificate in Managing Sanctions Risk, and an ICA Specialist Certificate in Money Laundering Risk in New Technology.