Alicia Phillips Mandaville

Chief Strategy Officer

Alicia Phillips Mandaville is the Chief Strategy Officer at the Millennium Challenge Corporation. In this capacity, she is responsible for the 2015 strategic planning process and assists the agency’s chief executive officer with developing, communicating, and setting in motion strategic initiatives.

Previously, Ms. Mandaville served as the Managing Director for Development Policy, and was responsible for managing MCC’s annual country selection process, and questions of governance and country eligibility. She has been at MCC since 2006, with portfolios ranging from the annual selection process, to aid effectiveness, the creation of cross-national policy indices, consultative process, and monitoring countries’ performance on MCC’s democratic governance criteria. In 2009-2010 she was detailed to then Deputy Secretary of State Jacob Lew’s office as a Senior Development Advisor for the first Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review.

Ms. Mandaville joined MCC after working for several years at the National Democratic Institute, where she focused on the role of democratic institutions in national poverty reduction efforts. In this role she designed and supported World Bank, DFID, UNDP, and USAID funded programs in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. She also served as a UNDP consultant for legislative strengthening programs in East Asia and Central Europe and has a number of publications in this field.

In addition to her work in international economic and institutional development, Ms. Mandaville worked in strategic and crisis communication at the Corporate Executive Board.  She holds a BA in International Relations from the College of William and Mary, a Masters in International Conflict Analysis from the University of Kent in Canterbury, and has completed the coursework for a Ph.D. in Economics at American University.

Ms. Mandaville lives in Arlington, Va., with her spouse and their two awesome children.