Anne Hingeley directs congressional relations at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP). Congress created USIP in 1984 and provides the institute’s annual appropriation. The Congressional Relations department manages contacts with members of Congress and their staffs to ensure they have the information they need about USIP and its expertise in conflict zones abroad. Hingeley and her team maintain strong working relationships with congressional offices and advise USIP’s board of directors, president, other senior management and expert policy staff on congressional interests.
Hingeley has 25 years of professional experience in Washington D.C. on U.S. foreign assistance and foreign policy. Prior to joining USIP in 2003, she served as congressional coordinator for the National Association of Arab Americans, the government-affairs affiliate of the Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee. From 1993-2002, she worked at the Washington, D.C.-based foreign policy consulting firm Bannerman and Associates, where she tracked legislative issues for clients and briefed congressional offices on U.S. foreign assistance and foreign policy related to the Middle East, East Asia and Central America.
In addition to U.S. foreign assistance and foreign policy, her expertise ranges from trade and immigration to education in regions such as the Middle East, East Asia and Central America. Hingeley received her bachelor's from the American University’s School of International Service.