HOLLISTER K. PETRAEUS - MILITARY SPOUSE & DAUGHTER

HOLLISTER K. PETRAEUS - MILITARY SPOUSE & DAUGHTER

Children of Fallen Patriots Board of Advisors, Advisor

Hollister (Holly) K. Petraeus is a retired Assistant Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), where she headed up the Office of Servicemember Affairs. Her work at the CFPB centered around educating service members on sound financial management and protecting them against predatory lending and scams.  During her tenure the CFPB received over 70,000 complaints from military families and saw over $120 million returned to them.

Prior to her six years at the CFPB, she was Director of BBB Military Line®, a program of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc. providing consumer education and advocacy for servicemembers and their families.  BBB Military Line was a partner in the DoD Financial Readiness Campaign and fostered outreach from the 165 local Better Business Bureaus to military communities across the United States.

An active-duty military spouse of 37 years and a former Department of the Army civilian employee, Mrs. Petraeus has extensive experience as a volunteer leader in military family programs. In that role she has worked with local, state and national legislators on issues affecting military families, to include testifying in front of Congress multiple times. Mrs. Petraeus is a summa cum laude graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. She also holds honorary Doctorates from Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC, and the University of San Francisco.  She is a recipient of the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the Department of the Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service, the Boy Scouts of America “Service to Families” Award and the DAR Presidents General Medallion.