Edward A. Burrier
Chief Operating Officer
Edward A. Burrier serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).
Beginning in July 2017, he served as OPIC’s Vice President of External Affairs. In this capacity, Mr. Burrier managed the agency’s relationships with Congress, federal agencies, and other key stakeholders as well as oversaw all communications, public outreach, and engagement strategies in support of OPIC’s mission to support development and advance U.S. foreign policy. As Vice President of External Affairs, he directed the agency’s strategy in the successful passage of the BUILD Act—landmark legislation that will soon transform OPIC to the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC).
Mr. Burrier has over two decades of foreign policy experience, including 18 years on Capitol Hill. He served for four and a half years as Deputy Staff Director of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. In his role, Mr. Burrier advised the Chairman on all policy matters before the Committee, and provided leadership on the formulation of legislative and oversight goals. During his tenure, the Committee enacted more than 40 pieces of legislation to advance U.S. interests across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
After receiving his B.A. in Political Science from Mary Washington College, Mr. Burrier received his M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. In 2010, he was named to the Foreign Policy Initiative’s inaugural class of “Future Leaders.”