Lacy Kilraine serves a dual hatted role as the USAID Senior Coordinator for the Bureau for Foreign Assistance, and the Managing Director of the Planning, Performance, and Systems Division in the State Department’s Office of Foreign Assistance.
For 15 years, Lacy has advanced foreign assistance priorities from diverse perspectives, including in Washington and the field; at USAID, State, and Peace Corps; on the Hill and in the Executive Branch; and as a policymaker, implementer, and auditor. Most immediately prior to her current position, Lacy played critical leadership roles for several years in USAID/Afghanistan, USAID’s largest and most complex Mission. She also has worked in USAID’s Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs; the Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning; and the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean – throughout which time she had the opportunity to collaborate on-the-ground with more than 15 Missions. Lacy also has served as a detailee at the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General and the House Appropriations Committee. These experiences armed Lacy to build bridges across stakeholders, issues, and development disciplines, including in volatile and high-profile environments.
Lacy was a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a master’s degree from American University.