Stacy Carlson, Board Member
Stacy Carlson is an executive speechwriter and communicator for the CEO of Caterpillar Inc. Previously she was speechwriter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and a freelance business writer. Carlson’s book, “You, Me & the U.S. Economy: A Plainspoken Story of Financial Crisis,” was published by RosettaBooks in January 2010. Carlson has worked for the U.S. House of Representatives and served as western region political director on the 2000 Bush for President campaign and as director of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Washington, D.C. office. She has also been a senior advisor in public policy at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld. She began her career at Silicon Valley Bank, specializing in lending to venture capital-backed startup organizations. Carlson has an MBA from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from California State University, Bakersfield. Stacy joined the Five Talents USA Board of Directors in 2017 and she lives in Alexandria, Virginia.