Barry Howard

Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

Barry Howard is the chief financial and administrative officer (CFAO) at New America. For the past twenty-five years, Howard has spent his career in the non-profit operational and financial sectors. A Maryland native, Howard completed his undergraduate studies in business at Regis University in Denver, Colo., where he graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. He completed his graduate work at Johns Hopkins University, with an M.B.A. 

Previously, Howard served as CFO/SVP of finance, administration, and human resources at World Relief, for over eight years. An international relief and development agency, World Relief was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Baltimore, Md. The organization engages immediate disaster response, serves extremely vulnerable population segments around the world, and functions as the fourth largest refugee resettlement agency in the United States. Prior to his time at World Relief, Howard worked for sixteen years at a relief and development agency with over eighty offices throughout North America. (YWAM) The organization trains college-aged participants for short-term relief and development work abroad in some of the most remote and inaccessible regions around the globe. Howard assumed the CFO role in 1996 at the Denver, Colo. operating location.

Howard is an antiquarian book collector, competitive chess player, writer, and genealogist. He has traveled to over sixty countries during his career. Howard actively serves on the boards of a number of relief and development organizations, as well as several historical and civic entities.  Howard and his wife Amie reside in Maryland and have four children and two unruly hounds.