Julie Cram

Julie Cram
Deputy Assistant Administrator

Julie Cram is the Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3). Her portfolio includes the Offices of Education and Local Sustainability. In this position, she oversees the development and implementation of USAID’s strategy and policies in the education sector, as well as the implementation of USAID grant programs aimed at promoting locally-owned and led development efforts.

Ms. Cram also serves as Senior Coordinator of United States International Basic Education Assistance. In this capacity, she is responsible for the oversight and coordination of all resources and activities relating to the promotion of international basic education, including the development of a comprehensive U.S. strategy for international basic education in consultation with other U.S. government agencies and external stakeholders.

Prior to joining USAID in January 2018, Ms. Cram was an advocacy and public affairs expert with more than 18 years of experience in issue advocacy, communications, and government affairs from high-level posts in both the federal government and the private sector.

Most recently, Ms. Cram was a partner at HDMK Public Affairs, a strategic communications firm that provides expert counsel in managing successful public policy campaigns and media strategies. Prior to HDMK, Ms. Cram advised corporate, national trade association and political clients through her own firm and as Senior Vice President at DDC Advocacy.

From 2007- 2009, Ms. Cram served as Deputy Assistant to President and Director of Public Liaison for President George W. Bush. At the White House, she led a team of 18 professionals in developing advocacy campaigns to advance major initiatives around key policy areas including international development, the economy, trade, immigration, energy and environment, defense and judicial nominations. While serving the President, Ms. Cram led an official delegation of veteran organizations to Iraq in 2007.

Before her appointment at the White House, Ms. Cram held a number of strategic public affairs positions including: Vice President, Corporate Communications for TerreStar Networks Inc., a mobile satellite communications company; Director, Public Affairs, Burson-Marsteller; Director, Public Affairs, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce; and Deputy Communications Director, Republican National Committee.

Last updated: May 01, 2018

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