Amanda M. Burke

Acting Vice President of External Affairs

Amanda Burke serves as the Acting Vice President of External Affairs at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). In this role, she managed the creation and launch of DFC’s new global brand and is responsible for its public relations, marketing, and outreach strategies. Her leadership has overseen the expansion of the Office of External Affairs from six to 30 employees including establishing robust congressional affairs, press, and stakeholder engagement teams. Ms. Burke manages the agency’s communications, strategic engagement, and external affairs with key stakeholders such as think tanks, advocacy groups, and Capitol Hill.

Prior to her current position, Ms. Burke’s career has spanned nearly 20 years in the field of international development, foreign policy, and public affairs. Previously, Ms. Burke served in the Office of Development Credit at the U.S. Agency for International Development and Millennium Challenge Corporation, where she managed media, presidential, and diplomatic events; public engagement; and crisis communications. Ms. Burke’s past work also includes a period as Communications Manager at the Department of Defense where her media strategies led to top-tier press coverage.

While attending Seton Hall University and George Mason University earning a B.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations, she interned with the Embassy of Australia and for a member of Congress in the U.S. House of Representatives on the House Foreign Relations Committee in Washington, D.C. Ms. Burke is an alumna of George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management. She is a Certified Protocol Officer from the Protocol School of Washington and a member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Women’s Global Leadership Program.