Julie Bulgrin

Managing Director, Congressional Affairs

Julie Bulgrin serves as Managing Director for Congressional Affairs at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). She has 14 years of experience working in U.S. foreign policy, national security, and development.

Prior to assuming her current position, Ms. Bulgrin served as Deputy Senior Director for Legislative Affairs at the National Security Council, working on issues spanning the globe and helping see numerous initiatives into law, including the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act, Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA), and the Better Utilization of Investment Leading to Development (BUILD) Act. She also has more than 10 years of experience at the Department of State in the Bureau of Legislative Affairs in various positions including Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional, Global, and Functional Affairs; Director; and Senior Congressional Advisor for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Near Eastern Affairs, and East Asia and Pacific Affairs. Ms. Bulgrin also worked as Congressional Affairs Specialist at the U.S. Southern Command at the Department of Defense in charge of all Senate-related engagements on behalf of the Command.

Ms. Bulgrin earned her B.A. in International Relations and Political Science from University of Wisconsin-Madison and M.A. in International Studies from American University.