Press Release

MCC CEO Names Sheila Herrling as Vice President for Policy and International Relations

For Immediate Release

January 29, 2010

Washington, D.C. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Chief Executive Officer Daniel W. Yohannes announced today the appointment of Sheila Herrling as Vice President for Policy and International Relations (PIR).

“I am very pleased to announce Sheila as the newest addition to MCCs leadership team,” said Mr. Yohannes. “Sheila comes to MCC with an impressive background in development policy and an extensive understanding of MCC and the foreign assistance community. I know Sheila will bring insightful leadership, energy and innovation to MCC.”

As Vice President, Ms. Herrling will lead the staff of the PIR Department. The department is responsible for managing MCCs annual process to select countries for compact and threshold program eligibility, ensuring effective international and donor relations, coordinating the technical economic analysis that underpins MCC’s engagement with partner countries, and developing and conducting independent evaluations of MCC programs. PIR currently also oversees the development and implementation of MCC threshold programs.

Ms. Herrling most recently served as Senior Policy Associate and Director of the Rethinking U.S. Foreign Assistance Program at the Center for Global Development (CGD). Ms. Herrling also served as a Principal on the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network—a coalition of international development and foreign policy experts and advocates helping to reform U.S. foreign assistance. Ms. Herrling was an advisor during the Obama administration transition on the Foreign Assistance Agencies Review Team. Prior to her career at CGD, Ms. Herrling served at the U.S. Department of the Treasury as Deputy Director of Development Policy and Advisor to the U.S. Executive Director of the African Development Bank.

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