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Vice President, Office of External Affairs

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Photo, Edward A Burrier, OPIC Vice President for External Affairs, Overseas Private Investment Corporation​​​​​​​Edward A. Burrier is the Vice President for External Affairs at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). In this position, Mr. Burrier leads the agency’s relationships with Congress, stakeholders, and other federal agencies as well as oversees OPIC’s communications, media, public engagement, digital and outreach strategies,

Mr. Burrier has 18 years of legislative experience on Capitol Hill, including four and half years as Deputy Staff Director of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. In this role, he advised the Chairman on all policy matters before the Committee, and oversaw the enactment of numerous pieces of legislation.

After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Mary Washington College, he received a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. During the course of his education, Edward held numerous internships, including working for a Member of Parliament in the British House of Commons. In 2010, Burrier was named to the Foreign Policy Initiative’s inaugural class of “Future Leaders.” ​​​​​​​