Virginia Boney North America 2020

Virginia Boney is a Senior Manager of Public Policy at Amazon. She is also a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations and an Aspen Strategy Group Rising Leader.

Most recently, Virginia was the Deputy Director of Policy and Strategic Planning at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she led the committee charged with overseeing the Department’s lead role in implementing the Executive Orders on Addressing the Threat Posed by TikTok and WeChat.

Virginia served from 2017 to 2020 as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Legislative Affairs at the National Security Council. In this role, she was the primary liaison to Congress on foreign policy and national security issues and a senior advisor to the National Security Advisor. She successfully headed up major legislative initiatives, including reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and passage of the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act.

Previously, Virginia served for over eight years as a senior staff member to U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham. As Director of Appropriations, she developed a rare proficiency in the appropriations process, provided strategic guidance on foreign policy issues, and traveled extensively to the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

Virginia received a BA cum laude in Political Science from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.