Anne C. Richard is Vice President, Government Relations & Advocacy, for the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Based in Washington, D.C., she leads the organization's relations with the executive branch, Congress and the NGO community — and she also guides the IRC's global advocacy efforts. The IRC conduncts humanitarian aid programs in 25 countries, assisting people uprooted by war or presecution — and operates a network of refegee resettlement offices in the United States.
Ms. Richard served as Director of the Secretary's Office of Resources, Plans and Policy at the State Department from 1999-2001 and, as such, was Secretary Albright's top adviser for budget and planning. She previously had served in the US Office of Management and Budget, Department of State and at Peace Corps headquarters and was part of the team that created the International Crisis Group.
She is a former International Affairs Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow to Germany, and a Presidential Management Intern. Ms. Richard is a graduate of Georgetown University (B.S. Foreign Service) and the University of Chicago (M.A. Public Policy).