Barry Howard

Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

Since 2017, Barry Howard has been the chief financial and administrative officer (CFAO) at New America, responsible for overseeing the organization’s finances and operations. 

Prior to his time at New America, Howard was chief financial officer (CFO), and a senior vice president, at World Relief (2007 to 2016), an international relief and development agency working directly in roughly 30 countries. He has extensive experience in international finance and operations, and has traveled to over 65 countries. Howard has held numerous board roles on international microfinance institutions, having successfully monetized several entities at capital inflection points and reinvested the proceeds back into local communities.

Howard holds a B.S. in business from Regis University, where he graduated summa cum laude. He earned an M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University. Howard continues to actively serve on the boards of a number of relief and development agencies, as well as several non-political civic organizations. In 2020 and 2022, Howard was recognized by DCA Live as one of D.C.’s top non-profit CFOs.