BEC Board of Directors Hosts Julie Cram, Senior Coordinator of United States International Basic Education Assistance

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The BEC Board of Directors was pleased to welcome Julie Cram, newly appointed Senior Coordinator of United States International Basic Education Assistance, on Thursday, April 19th, for an introductory meeting. Ms. Cram was accompanied by Robert Burch, Anna Roberts, Jeff Mettille, and Gina Fu, of USAID's Education Office. 

The meeting opened with introductions by representatives of BEC's 14 Board member organizations and an overview of the coalition's accomplishments. The BEC Board offered the coalition's full support for READ Act implementation, including a presentation of policy recommendations for the new USG and USAID Education Strategies.

BEC appreciates Ms. Cram's outreach to implementing partners and looks forward to ongoing collaboration. The coalition values Ms. Cram's experience and is confident she will be a tremendous asset to USAID.

About Ms. Cram (from USAID website): Julie Cram is the Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3). Her portfolio includes the Offices of Education and Local Sustainability. 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.

Ms. Cram also serves as Senior Coordinator of United States International Basic Education Assistance. In this capacity, she is responsible for the oversight and coordination of all resources and activities relating to the promotion of international basic education, including the development of a comprehensive U.S. strategy for international basic education in consultation with other U.S. government agencies and external stakeholders.

Prior to joining USAID in January 2018, 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. 

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