Political advisor Samantha Sutton honored as  ‘emerging leaders’ finalist at Sammies


If the Oscars are Hollywood’s biggest night, then the “Sammies,” the Partnership for Public Service’s Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals gala, is the government’s. Federal employees from around the country come to honor the accomplishments of their peers. During this year’s ceremony, held last night in Washington, a handful of winners were chosen from a pool of around 30 finalists.

One such finalist was Samantha Sutton, a political adviser at the United States Mission to the United Nations and former chief of staff to U.S. Ambassador to Israel Thomas Nides. Sutton, 34 at the time of her nomination,  was chosen alongside three other “emerging leader” hopefuls — the award category for early career employees under 35 who have already made significant contributions to the public good during their short tenure.  

“It’s really an honor because, you…

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