Executive Vice President, Senior Policy Advisor
Ms. Kissel, who joined Stephens in 2021, is former Senior Advisor to U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo. In that role, she provided advice to advance the national interests of the United States, conducted special projects for the Secretary, and traveled to more than 60 countries. Ms. Kissel previously served on The Wall Street Journal editorial board as chief foreign policy writer in New York and editorial-page editor in Asia-Pacific, based in Hong Kong. She began her career at Goldman Sachs. She is a graduate of Harvard University and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Ms. Kissel is a member of the Nixon Seminar on Conservative Realism and National Security and the Council on Foreign Relations. She serves on the boards of XPO Logistics, Inc. and The Marathon Initiative in Washington D.C.