Edward A. Burrier

Chief Operating Officer @ Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Edward A. Burrier serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Over-seas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). Beginning in July 2017, he served as OPIC’s Vice President of External Affairs. In this capacity, 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. 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. During his tenure, the Committee enacted more than 40 pieces of legislation to ad-vance U.S. interests across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. After receiving his B.A. in Political Science from Mary Washington College, 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.”