Anne C. Richard[end of document]
Director, Resources, Plans and Policy, Office of the Secretary of State
Anne C. Richard is the Director, Office of Resources, Plans and Policy in the Office of the Secretary of State. In this capacity she has oversight of the International Affairs Budget and the budgets and resource planning of the International Affairs Agencies, including the Department of State.
From 1997-1999, she was the Deputy Chief Financial Officer of the Peace Corps and played a role in launching a major initiative to expand the number of Peace Corps Volunteers to 10,000 by early in the 21st Century. She also implemented an internal reorganization of financial and administrative support staff.
From 1990-1997, she was an adviser to senior State Department Officials on the international affairs budget. She developed particular expertise on UN funding, peacekeeping, and sustainable development issues. From 1984-1990, she was a budget examiner at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.
In 1993, Ms. Richard was awarded an International Affairs Fellowship by the Council of Foreign Relations. She spent her fellowship year at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and was a member of a team that developed a proposal for a new, non-governmental organization, the International Crisis Group (ICG).
In 1985-1986, Ms. Richard was a fellow of the Robert Bosch Foundation in Germany and had internships in Finance Ministries at the State and Federal levels.
A native of Riverhead, New York, Ms. Richard is a graduate of Georgetown University (B.S. Foreign Service) and the University of Chicago (M.A. Public Policy Studies). She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (term member), Women in International Security, the American Council on Germany, and the Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association.