Corey Arnez Griffin is regarded as a passionate professional and experienced senior leader in the International Development, Public Sector, and NGO arenas. Recently, Griffin was appointed by President Obama to the Peace Corps as Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships. Prior, Griffin was appointed as Chief of Staff by Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie in the District of Columbia. In this role, Griffin served as the Councilmember’s chief political advisor and strategist on issues that included workforce and economic development, legislative and public policy and municipal administration.
Griffin spent 14 plus years at Microsoft Corporation working in various roles and leadership positions, including roles in consulting, operations, and sales. As Director of International Development, Griffin had responsibility for Microsoft’s strategy for aid, trade and finance agencies. Griffin is noted for brokering a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Microsoft, USAID, PEPFAR and the MCC in 2007 that facilitated broader, cross-agency ICT partnerships around the world.
Griffin has a long history of board service. He has served on the board of directors for the United States Global Leadership Campaign (USGLC), the Society for International Development (SID), Washington DC chapter and ATHGO. He served as a corporate representative to the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) and in 2008 Griffin was appointed by the former USAID Administrator, Henrietta H. Fore, to serve on the ACFVA.
Griffin is a native of Washington DC, and was named by the Washington Business Journal as one of the region’s top minority business leaders of the year for 2008 and one of the top 40 International Development professionals under 40 by the Devex Group in 2010. Griffin is a LGW graduate of the class of 2007 and a fellow with the American Council for Technology – Industry Advisory Council.
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