Dana Hyde was nominated by President Obama to serve as Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in September 2013, and unanimously confirmed by the Senate in May 2014. As CEO of MCC, Ms. Hyde oversaw a portfolio of roughly $4 billion in economic assistance programs aimed at reducing poverty, spurring growth, and advancing America’s interests around the globe.
Prior to joining MCC, Ms. Hyde served as Associate Director at the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB), leading a team that managed more than $150 billion in budgetary resources across six cabinet agencies. At the U.S. State Department, Ms. Hyde helped establish the Office of Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources as Senior Advisor to then-Deputy Secretary Jack Lew. Ms. Hyde focused on efforts to modernize and innovate U.S. diplomacy and development, including strengthening the lifesaving work of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Earlier in her career, Ms. Hyde served as counsel to the 9/11 Commission, investigating the immediate response of the White House, the Defense Department and the Federal Aviation Administration to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. She also worked in the Clinton White House, where she coordinated policy and outreach initiatives for federal agencies handling national security and trade policy as Special Assistant to the President for Cabinet Affairs.
As an attorney, Ms. Hyde practiced in London as a member of WilmerHale’s international arbitration group and in Washington, D.C. as a litigation associate at Zuckerman Spaeder.A graduate of Georgetown Law School with a bachelor’s degree in political science from UCLA, Ms. Hyde is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She resides outside Washington, D.C. with her husband and two teenage boys.