Elizabeth Johnson is a Manager for Global Programs at the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, where she is responsible for the implementation of the agency’s Global Procurement Initiative: Understanding Best Value (GPI). In this position she coordinates with USTDA’s partner organizations, technical experts, and multilateral financial institutions to help develop the GPI to bring best value in procurement to USTDA partner countries.
Before joining the Global Programs team, Ms. Johnson worked on economic policy issues at the Representative of German Industry and Trade in Washington, D.C., focusing on transatlantic trade and procurement, as well as bilateral investment treaties. She was a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow in Germany from 2013 to 2014, where she was stationed at Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology and in the foreign economic affairs department of the Federation of German Industries. While in graduate school, Ms. Johnson worked for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the Frankfurt branch of the Bank of New York Mellon, and in the European Affairs section of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Ms. Johnson earned her masters degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where she focused on international trade and economics. She holds a bachelors degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.