Eskinder Negash is President and CEO of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), an organization founded in 1911 to protect the rights and address the needs of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide and support their transition to a dignified life. Mr. Negash brings 40 years of proven non-profit management experience on behalf of refugees, immigrants and other vulnerable populations. He served in the Obama Administration from 2009-2015 as Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), the largest government-funded refugee resettlement organization in the world. Under Negash’s leadership, ORR served a total of 850,000 people. He also served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of USCRI and Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the International Institute of Los Angeles. He received an “Outstanding American By Choice” award from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and has been a board member of the Joint Voluntary Agencies Committee of California, the California State Refugee Advisory Council, the Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles and is currently a board member of InterAction, the largest coalition of non-profits within the United States.