JJudith D. Pryor, an accomplished international communications professional with more than 25 years of experience in public affairs, marketing and corporate communications, was appointed to her position at OPIC in the fall of 2010. Ms. Pryor leads OPIC’s Office of External Affairs (OEA), overseeing the agency’s public outreach efforts and its relationships with key audiences, including the United States Congress, sister U.S. Government agencies, the U.S. business community, and other interested parties.
Under Ms. Pryor’s leadership, OEA has greatly expanded its outreach efforts: repositioning the agency, launching a new more customer-friendly interactive multi-media website, implementing a number of strategic initiatives to promote OPIC milestones, and engaging various audiences through newly implemented channels, including the popular OPIC Blog, Twitter and Facebook. Ms. Pryor has also overseen the expansion of the agency’s Expanding Horizons workshops which have educated more than 2,300 small business owners including women and minority-owned, about OPIC products and services. Additionally, Ms. Pryor oversees OPIC’s Information Center, which supports the agency’s project due diligence and produces daily newsletters for OPIC’s Board, business units, and management team.
Before joining OPIC, Ms. Pryor spent nearly a decade with WorldSpace Inc., a multi-billion dollar satellite radio start-up servicing developing markets worldwide. In addition to managing a network of marketing and communications professionals in nine cities worldwide, her roles included taking the company public, serving as corporate spokesperson, and spearheading the strategy and execution for its global brand. Ms. Pryor also held similar positions with COMSAT, Orion Network Systems, and Henry J. Kaufman Advertising. She began her career in the Washington offices of Gray and Company and continued with the firm after it was acquired by Hill & Knowlton Public Affairs.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Ms. Pryor holds a B.A. in Communications from Bowling Green State University and spent a semester at the Universidad de Madrid.