Antonia Ferrier serves as Vice President for External Affairs at the International Republican Institute (IRI), a non-partisan nonprofit dedicated to spreading democracy worldwide. She leads the organization’s strategic external planning and engagement, including communications, advocacy, partnerships, fundraising and media relations.
Having built a reputation as a well-respected strategist and communications professional, Antonia has over twenty years of experience providing strategic counsel to prominent elected officials, Fortune 50 companies, trade associations and non-profits.
Antonia spent nearly 15 years on Capitol Hill where she worked on the front lines of some of the most significant policy and legislative debates of the last two decades. She spearheaded strategic planning and communications on a wide range of issues, including tax, trade, and health policy for some of the most senior members of the House and Senate, including Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and former House Speaker John Boehner.
After leaving Capitol Hill, Antonia provided strategic counsel to and developed public affairs campaigns for Fortune 50 companies, trade associations and non-profits across multiple industries, including health care, energy, and financial services.
Antonia served as a Fellow at Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics, has participated in international delegations overseas, and has appeared in numerous news outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, BBC, NPR, CNN, Fox, and MSNBC, among others.
Born in Bristol, England and raised in Lexington, Massachusetts, Antonia received a bachelor’s degree in international studies from the American University in Washington, DC where she lives today.Top