Anne C. Richard is the Vice President for Government Relations and Advocacy for the International Rescue Committee. In Washington, DC, she leads IRC’s relations with the executive branch, Congress, and the NGO community. She also guides the IRC’s global advocacy efforts, working closely with IRC headquarters in New York. From 2001-2004, Ms. Richard was a writer and consultant based in Paris. From 1999-2001, Ms. Richard was the chief adviser for budget and planning for Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Previously, Ms. Richard worked at the Office of Management and Budget, the State Department, and the Peace Corps headquarters. She was a Presidential Management Intern, a fellow of the Robert Bosch Foundation in Germany, an International Affairs Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, and was part of the team that created the International Crisis Group. Ms. Richard has a BS from Georgetown University and an MA from the University of Chicago. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Women in International Security, and the American Council on Germany. She is on the board of the US Global Leadership Campaign, the selection committee for the International Affairs Fellowship, and the executive committee of Americans for Informed Democracy, a campus foreign policy group.