Caroline Atkinson has played a central role in the Administration's response to the European financial crisis, supported work in the G-8 and G-20 and led the interagency efforts on the economic response to the Arab Spring. Atkinson is President Obama's personal representative to major international economic summits, including the G-8 and the G-20. Atkinson serves as the President’s senior international economic advisor, coordinating the policy-making process and driving the execution of policy on international economic affairs, including financial, trade and investment, development, energy and environmental issues. Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Atkinson was a senior executive in the International Monetary Fund. She has previously served in the United States Department of the Treasury as Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Monetary and Financial Policy from 1997-2001, as a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, as a Senior Director at Stonebridge International and as a Head of Division on Regulatory Policy at the Bank of England.