Erin Elizabeth McKee

Erin Elizabeth McKee
Senior Deputy Assistant to the Administrator, Human Capital and Talent Management Office

Erin Elizabeth McKee is the Senior Deputy Assistant to the Administrator for the Human Capital and Talent Management Office (HCTM).

McKee is a member of USAID’s Senior Foreign Service and brings a wealth of Agency experience to HCTM.  Most recently, she served as the Senior   Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL).  Prior to her return to Washington, DC in late 2012, McKee was the USAID Regional Mission Director for Central Asia.  There she was responsible for direct management of USAID’s programs in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan,  Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and for support to the Kyrgyzstan representative office.

Before her assignment in Central Asia, she was the supervisory contracting officer at USAID’s missions in Iraq, South America (covering Peru, Bolivia,  Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Brazil), and West Bank-Gaza. From 1995 to 1999 she served as a private enterprise officer, then as chief of the economic growth office in USAID/Russia. McKee was recruited as a Foreign Service Officer in 1995 from the private sector.

Before her USAID career, McKee served as the general manager and then executive director for Capital Investment Group’s (CIG) Russia operations, and earlier for Morrison Knudsen, Inc.’s international mining division throughout the former Soviet Union.  McKee holds a bachelor’s degree in economics, political science, and Russian language from the University of California. She has also earned a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in International Studies from the University of Washington. She is married to Sean, an International Business Consultant, and they have one daughter, Caitlin.

Last updated: May 07, 2015

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