Erin Brown

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Erin Brown
Interim Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator

Erin Brown is the United States Agency for International Development’s Interim Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator where she works collaboratively across the Agency to advance DEIA across the Agency’s people, policy, practices, programs, and partnerships. A strategy and organizational transformation subject matter expert with 22 years of experience in the public and private sectors, Ms. Brown joined the United States Agency for International Development in 2012 as a Franklin Fellow after 13 years in the private sector where she led medium and large-scale strategic planning, business process improvement, and organizational change management initiatives for defense and civilian government agencies.  Prior to joining USAID, Ms. Brown was a Senior Principal at the Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, where she led the Building Effective Organizations Practice in the Federal Sector.

Since joining USAID, Ms. Brown has served in both the Office of the Administrator and the Bureau for Management where she focused on achieving organizational excellence through operational performance improvement. Ms. Brown has also been a dedicated champion for diversity, equity, and inclusion at USAID since joining the Agency, as proven by her service as a collateral duty equal employment opportunity (EEO) Counselor, four years as Chapter President of the USAID Chapter of Blacks in Government (BIG), an Agency employee resource group, and facilitation of an employee-led effort to develop the Agency’s 2020 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan.

She holds a bachelor of arts (BA) degree in Political Science from the Loyola University of New Orleans, a master’s degree in public policy (MPP) from the University of Chicago and a master of arts (MA) in organizational sciences from The George Washington University.

Last updated: October 13, 2021

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