Kimberly Breier Joins CSIS Americas Program as Deputy Director
July 7, 2016
WASHINGTON, July 7, 2016— The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is pleased to announce that Kimberly Breier has been named deputy director of the Americas Program and director of the U.S.-Mexico Futures Initiative.
Ms. Breier comes to CSIS with more than 18 years of experience in Western Hemisphere affairs, including more than a decade in the U.S. intelligence community as a political analyst and manager. She is currently an expert participant in the George W. Bush Center’s North America Working Group, focusing on North American energy policy and border infrastructure.
“I am delighted to welcome Kimberly to the CSIS team,” said John Hamre, CSIS president and CEO. “Kimberly will greatly strengthen our efforts to inform policymakers on the complexities of the Western hemisphere.”
From 2005 to 2006, Ms. Breier served on the National Security Council (NSC) staff in the Office of Western Hemisphere Affairs, where she was director for Brazil and the Southern Cone and later director for Mexico and Canada. Ms. Breier was also an interim director for the Andean region. She served as the lead NSC staffer for the 2006 North American Leaders’ Summit, held under the auspices of the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) in Cancun, Mexico.
Prior to government service, Ms. Breier served as a senior fellow and director of the National Policy Association’s North American Committee, a trilateral business and labor committee involving senior officials from the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
Most recently, she served as vice president of the boutique consulting firm Peschard Sverdrup International, leading country risk assessment teams for private clients in Mexico, Argentina, and Chile.
Ms. Breier holds an M.A. in Latin American studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a B.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College.
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