Suzanne Hayden was a member of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) from January 2019 to October 2022.
She has over 30 years in public service and law enforcement as a senior advisor across the US Government at the Departments of Justice, State and the Treasury, and the intelligence community. Ms. Hayden has also served as an advisor to international organizations, such as UNODC, as well as to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA).
Currently, she provides strategic advice, training and technical assistance to the private and public sectors on anti-corruption, illicit trafficking, and financial crimes. Ms. Hayden is a legal strategist for an NGO investigating illegal wildlife trafficking, served as a member of a court-ordered monitoring team for a Fortune 500 company and provided technical assistance to South American countries on anti-money laundering and countering terrorist financing for the office of the US Department of the Treasury. She is a high-level expert in assessing global awards and grants on anti-corruption and crime and a senior advisor for the International Anti-Corruption Academy.
Ms. Hayden served as a Supervisor of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF), leading local, state and federal law enforcement in international narcotics trafficking and financial investigations from investigation through trial. She has investigated and prosecuted complex international financial, terrorism and trafficking cases; provided assistance and capacity building for various investigative and regulatory agencies; served as the Department's representative to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF); and represented the Attorney General in numerous international investigations. She was also a Senior Prosecutor in the Department of Justice's International Unit of the Asset Forfeiture, and Money Laundering Section that handled kleptocracy. Ms. Hayden provided legal advice, legislative drafting and international and regional training and conducted on-site evaluations of anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terror regimes worldwide.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in the English Language and Literature/Letters from the University of Kentuky and a Doctor of Law (J.D) from Oklahoma City University School of Law.