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Spotlight: Lydia Nylander

Ms. Nylander is the Enterprise Risk Manager at USAID’s Government to Government Risk Management Team in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (M/CFO), leading cross functional teams providing technical advice and policy guidance on projects with national, sub-national and sector-level impact related to sustainability and country ownership and management of critical risks at the Agency level. Prior to her tenure at USAID, Ms. Nylander assumed senior community engagement roles at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and oversaw program and policy development at the Community Oriented Policing Service (COPS) at the US Department of Justice. Ms. Nylander is the former Director of Partnerships and Resource Development at the National Association of Consumer Advocates – the nation’s leading consumer advocacy organization. In this capacity, she oversaw the Institute for Foreclosure Legal Assistance, $15 million dollar foreclosure defense project which provided legal representation to families facing foreclosure due to abusive subprime mortgages. Ms Nylander is the former Commissioner of the DC Mayor's Office on African Affairs and is a founding board Member of Trade plus Impact, a global platform supporting African female entrepreneurs in the craft and natural cosmetic sectors. She gained her Bachelors of Law at the University of London, and has a Masters in International and Comparative Law from the George Washington University Law School and is a 2018 Fellow of the International Career Advancement Program sponsored by the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and the Aspen Institute.

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