Cathleen A. Campbell was appointed CRDF Global President and CEO in 2006. Ms. Campbell joined CRDF Global in 2002 as vice president for programs, overseeing the organization’s five program departments, and was appointed senior vice president in 2003. Campbell brings to CRDF Global three decades of international science and technology policy and program management experience. She has worked with and traveled extensively to countries in Eurasia, the Middle East, East Asia and Latin America.
Prior to joining CRDF Global, Campbell served from 1998 to 2002 as director of the Office of International Policy and Programs in the Technology Administration of the Department of Commerce, as well as executive director of the U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Commission. From 1995 to 1997, she was a senior policy analyst in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Campbell was the U.S. State Department’s program officer for Soviet/Russia science and technology affairs from 1989 to 1994. Previously she held various research positions.
Campbell serves as a member of the External Advisory Board of Pennsylvania State University’s School of International Affairs; the Advisory Council of the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS); and the Advisory Board, Muslim-Science.com. Previously she served on the U.S. Russia Innovation Working Group and the Innovation Index Advisory Committee, U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Foundation. She holds an M.A. in Russian and East European studies from The George Washington University and a B.S. in Russian from Georgetown University.