Brandie Sasser

Brandie develops and executes Transparentem’s external engagement and partnership strategy.

Brandie has over 20 years of experience fighting labor and human rights abuses, most recently at the Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs. In this capacity, she advised foreign governments, Congress, and other US government agencies on ways to strengthen laws and policies to meet international labor standards and to improve enforcement efforts to address exploitive labor practices. She also provided expert technical guidance to businesses, associations, and civil society organizations on ethical management of labor issues in supply chains and directed the development and award of approximately $50 million in annual international grants to combat child and forced labor. Additionally, she led the monitoring and evaluation of the Department’s portfolio of international child and forced labor projects and the public reporting on international child and forced labor. Prior to joining the Department of Labor, Brandie worked on a series of economic and legal reform projects at the IRIS Center at the University of Maryland and worked at the World Bank designing and conducting policy and country-level evaluations.

Brandie earned an M.A. in International Development from American University and a B.A. in International Relations from Xavier University.