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Jocelyn M. Rowe

Jocelyn M. Rowe is the Principal of Rowe Global Consulting Group, LLC, a woman-owned small business specializing in strategic guidance for international business development clients. Her areas of specialty include public outreach and marketing, partnerships and donor relations, development and fundraising, recruitment, and special events.

Previously, she served as the director of International Marketing for the Management and Training Corporation (MTC), which is headquartered in Centerville, Utah. Based in Washington, D.C., Ms. Rowe directed MTC’s international workforce development projects with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), other multilateral organizations, private for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

Prior to joining MTC, Jocelyn served for four and a half years as Executive Director of USAID’s Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid. Reporting to USAID’s Administrator, she oversaw all aspects of the Committee’s work in its role as an expert body of private citizens appointed by the Administrator to serve in a consultative role for USAID and its partners on U.S. foreign assistance programs and policies. Serving in a liaison capacity with NGOs, business groups, universities and advocacy groups, she represented the ACVFA at USAID and US Government forums on private public partnerships and civil-military relations. In 2007, she worked in Rwanda to review and report on projects funded under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Before coming to USAID, Jocelyn worked for the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She managed projects related to family strengthening, funding for faith and community-based organizations, and other initiatives of President Bush and Secretary Thompson.

She also served on Capitol Hill for almost five years as a senior legislative assistant to Congressman Chris Smith of New Jersey and Congresswoman Linda Smith of Washington. Her portfolio of issues included foreign affairs, welfare reform, and budget and taxation.

Raised in Rockville, Maryland, Jocelyn currently resides in Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of McGill University with a joint honors degree in political science and history. She is enrolled in Georgetown University’s Global Executive MBA program. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephew, travel, antiquing and fly-fishing.