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Kathryn C. Kaufman.

Board Member

Kathryn C. Kaufman has built a career serving both the public and private sectors, with a focus on pursuing how governments can support private industry to spur economic growth and stability. She served as Managing Director at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). Kathryn is responsible for founding and leading 2X, the agency’s multi-billion dollar Women’s Initiative. Before joining OPIC, she was a founding partner at New Magellan Ventures (NMV), a venture capital and project development firm in Washington, DC, where she oversaw the development of the company’s largest portfolio project, Texas Central Railway. 

Prior to joining NMV, Kathryn was a defense policy maker in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, serving as a country director for China and Taiwan on the Asia Pacific desk in the Secretary’s policy office. She also served in the United States Embassy in Beijing, both in the Foreign Commercial Service Office and also in the Ambassador’s office as control officer for the Presidential Delegation to the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. 

With an educational background in national security policy, Kathryn has worked on Capitol Hill and in the White House in the office of Political Affairs. She is a board member for Exponent, College Bound and the American Institute for Foreign Study.