Julie Cram Appointed as Senior Coordinator of United States International Basic Education Assistance
The President announced Julie Cram’s appointment as Senior Coordinator of United States International Basic Education Assistance. Julie also serves as Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment, where her portfolio includes the Office of Education and Local Sustainability. The Senior Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the development of a comprehensive U.S. Government Strategy on Basic Education, as mandated by The READ Act.
In this position, she oversees the development and implementation of USAID’s strategy and policies in the education sector, as well as the implementation of USAID grant programs aimed at promoting locally-owned and led development efforts. Prior to joining USAID, Ms. Cram was an advocacy and public affairs expert with more than 18 years of experience in issue advocacy, communications, and government affairs from high-level posts in both the federal government and the private sector. From 2007- 2009, Ms. Cram served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Public Liaison for President George W. Bush.