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Erin Elizabeth McKee is the Senior Deputy Director for Operations for the Office of Human Resources.
Ms. McKee is a member of USAID’s Senior Foreign Service and brings a wealth of experience, most recently as the Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL). Prior to her return to Washington, DC, Ms. McKee was the USAID Regional Mission Director for Central Asia, responsible for direct management of USAID’s programs in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, and for the provision of technical and service support to the Kyrgyzstan representative office. In addition to bi-lateral development programs, the USAID regional supports increased regional trade and economic opportunity between South and Central Asia, especially in the energy sector.
Ms. McKee joined the USAID Central Asian Republics Mission in August 2009 as Deputy Director, and was sworn in as Mission Director in February 2011. Prior to that assignment, she spent ten years working as a contracting officer at USAID’s missions in Iraq, South America (for the regional platform based out of Peru), Bolivia, West Bank and Gaza, and in Washington, DC. From 1997 to 1999 she worked as a private enterprise officer and then as chief of the economic growth office with the USAID mission in Russia. Ms. McKee joined USAID in 1995 from the private sector.
Before her USAID career, Ms. 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. A member of the Senior Foreign Service, Ms. 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 has one daughter, Caitlin.
Last updated: May 22, 2014