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Vice President, Department of Management and Administration


Michele Perez joined OPIC in 2016 as Vice President, Department of Management and Administration (DMA), where she oversees internal operational and resource management work that enable OPIC to effectively execute its mission.

Ms. Perez joins OPIC from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where she served as Director of Administrative Operations for the Office of the Secretary focused on modernizing processes and capabilities to improve performance.

She began her career in the federal service at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as a fellow in the Office of the Regional Director in Chicago and was recognized as 2006 Federal Employee of the Year for her work in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s call center in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. From there, she moved to the Veterans Health Administration, where she advanced an initiative to improve access to healthcare.

She has spent nearly two decades working in the nonprofit and public sectors in key leadership positions.

Ms. Perez holds a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.S. in Management from the Catholic University of America.  She attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government Community Builder Fellows program at Harvard University and completed the Brookings Institute Executive Education in Innovative Business Practices course.