IRI Leadership

Officers

  • Ambassador Mark Green joined IRI as president in January 2014.  Prior to leading IRI, in 2013, he served as president and chief executive officer of the Initiative for Global Development, a...
  • Judy Van Rest was appointed executive vice president for IRI on August 2, 2004.  She also serves on the board the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University and is a member of the Women...
  • Tom Garrett joined IRI in November 1994.  He currently serves as vice president for programs.  Prior to being named vice president, Garrett served as IRI’s regional director for the...
  • Kimber Shearer was named counsel and vice president for strategic initiatives in August 2014.  Prior to that she served as director for governance where she oversaw the development and...
  • Sonya Vekstein returned to IRI in February of 2005 and currently serves as chief operations officer.  Prior to being named chief operations officer, Vekstein served as IRI’s chief...
  • Paul Beriault joined IRI in May of 2014 as chief financial officer.  Prior to IRI, Beriault served as the chief financial officer of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and as...

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