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Erin Elizabeth McKee is USAID’s senior deputy assistant administrator in the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning.
She previously served as the Agency’s regional mission director for the Central Asian Republics, responsible for managing programs in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan as well as technical support for the Kyrgyzstan office. In addition to development programs, the regional mission supports trade and economic ventures between South and Central Asia, especially in the energy sector. McKee served as the mission’s deputy director from 2009-2011.
Prior to her Central Asia assignment, McKee served as a contracting officer for 10 years at USAID missions in Iraq, Peru, Bolivia, West Bank and Gaza, and in Washington, D.C. From 1997 to 1999, she served in Russia as a private enterprise officer and then as chief of the Economic Growth Office.
Before joining USAID in 1995, McKee worked in private industry as the general manager and then executive director for Capital Investment Group’s Russian operations, and earlier for Morrison Knudsen, Inc.’s international mining division throughout the former Soviet Union.
A member of the Senior Foreign Service, McKee holds a Bachelor’s Degree in economics, political science, and Russian language from the University of California, and Master’s Degrees in business administration and international studies from the University of Washington.
Last updated: July 10, 2013