Chief Operating Officer
Victoria Whitney is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the U.S. Government Prosper Africa Initiative. In close coordination with the White House, she leads the interagency Prosper Africa Executive Secretariat, charged with coordinating the tools and resources of seventeen agencies to maximize the impact of U.S. Government efforts to mobilize private capital, improve business climates, and accelerate shared economic growth across the United States and Africa. Most recently, Ms. Whitney served as the Senior Director for Global Strategy and Communications at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) where she advised executive leadership on strategic planning, communications, and the alignment of resources across priority objectives.
Prior to her government service, she led marketing and communications strategies for high-profile B2B and B2C clients at Splash, a leading event-marketing software company. She also oversaw enterprise business development. Ms. Whitney began her career as a news producer with ABC, CBS, and Al Jazeera America in New York. Ms. Whitney earned her degree from Sarah Lawrence College and has lived and studied abroad in West Africa and the Lake Victoria Basin.