Kimberly Breier

LAC Advisory Council Member

Kimberly Breier is currently a Senior Advisor at Covington & Burling, where she assists private clients in Latin America. She is a policy and intelligence leader with 25+ years experience in Western Hemisphere affairs. Ms. Breier was nominated by President Trump and unanimously confirmed by the Senate to serve as Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the Department of State. As the top diplomat for the Western Hemisphere, she led policy formulation for the Department and interagency, while overseeing operations US embassies and consulates in 30 countries. Previously, she was appointed to serve as the Western Hemisphere Member of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff, the internal “think tank” that drives strategy within the Department.

Prior to returning to government, Ms. Breier was the founder and Director of the US-Mexico Futures Initiative and Deputy Director of the Americas Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a bipartisan Washington think tank. For five years she served as Vice President of a boutique consulting firm, leading country risk assessment and mitigation teams for clients in Latin America.

Previously, Ms. Breier served for more than a decade in US intelligence as a political analyst and manager. She founded and managed the first-ever tradecraft team focused on improving analytic writing and thinking on Iraq. She is certified as a tradecraft trailblazer and facilitator by the intelligence community’s Sherman Kent School.

During the George W. Bush administration in 2005-2006, Ms. Breier held three positions at the White House in the National Security Council’s Office of Western Hemisphere Affairs, where she was Director for Brazil and the Southern Cone, Director for Mexico and Canada, and interim Director for the Andean region.

She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the George W. Bush Institute, as well as serving on the Advisory Council of IRI. Ms. Breier holds an M.A. in Latin American studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a B.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College. She is married to Peter Breier and is a proud mother to her daughter, Emma. Ms. Breier is a native of Marblehead, Massachusetts

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