Judy Van Rest

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Judy Van Rest served as Executive Vice President for the International Republican Institute since August, 2004, and is currently (June 2006) now the President. According to a speaker biography provided by the American Enterprise Institute:

"From April 14, 2003 to July 1, 2004, she served as Senior Advisor for Governance for the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Baghdad. She also served as CPA's Director of the Office of Democratic Initiatives. Ms. Van Rest was appointed to the Peace Corps as Associate Director for Management and Chief Information Officer in September 2001 and was responsible for formulating policies and implementing operation plans for both domestic and overseas Peace Corps missions. She became Regional Director for the Europe, Mediterranean, and Asia Region in 2002. Prior to the Peace Corps, Ms. Van Rest served as Regional Director for the Commonwealth of Independent States programs for IRI, one of the core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. She participated in observer missions for national and local elections in Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Mongolia and conducted political party seminars in Russia, Kazakhstan, and the Kyrgyz Republic. Previously, Ms. Van Rest has served as Chief of Staff for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and has held management positions at the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Smithsonian Institution and the Republican National Committee." [1]

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  1. Advisory Board, Iraqi Women's Educational Institute, accessed November 30, 2007.

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