Sheila Herrling is Senior Policy Associate and Director, Rethinking U.S. Foreign Assistance Program. She manages two of CGD's biggest foreign assistance initiatives -- the Modernizing U.S. Foreign Assistance Initiative, a one-stop-shop for policy analysis and advocacy efforts on revitalizing the mission, mandate and organizational structure of U.S. foreign assistance and the Millennium Challenge Account Monitor. She is the principal contributor to the MCA Monitor Blog and a regular contributor to CGD's Views from the Center blog, a co-author with Steve Radelet of U.S. Foreign Assistance for the Twenty-first Century (CGD, 2008) and From Innovation to Impact: Next Steps for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (CGD, 2009) and principal contributor to the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network.

Herrling is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of One World U.S., a global community of over 1600 organizations working together for human rights and sustainable development and previously served as the Center’s Director of Communications and Policy and as Deputy Director of the development policy office of the U.S. Treasury. She held a variety of positions during her thirteen-year tenure with the U.S. Treasury Department, including five years in Cote d’Ivoire as Advisor to the U.S. Executive Director of the African Development Bank.