Jeremy Hébert is the Director of Strategy and Development at the institute's New York Center.
A native of Maryland and resident of Brooklyn, Jeremy has worked and studied in France, Germany, Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Indonesia. He led EWI’s fundraising and strategic planning efforts from its New York Center.
Since joining EWI in 2012, Jeremy served in a variety of roles in the Executive Office and Development departments. He has played an instrumental role in designing EWI’s 10 year Strategy Plan, as well as implementing a variety of internal enhancements such as transitioning the organization to Salesforce and authoring an emergency preparedness plan. Jeremy led efforts to break fundraising records for the institute’s 25th annual awards gala honoring President Armen Sarkissian of the Republic of Armenia.
Prior to joining the institute, Jeremy worked at The American Turkish Society, the oldest American non-profit working to enhance ties between Turkey and the United States. From 2008–2010, he served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in a refugee community in Azerbaijan. In addition to teaching English and coaching the local swim team, Jeremy evaluated USAID grant submissions for locally-initiated projects and helped found a local NGO dedicated to building the capacity of English teachers.
As a graduate Rudin Scholar at New York University, Jeremy studied the application of innovative policy to improving the rule of law in fractured societies, with a specific focus on anti-corruption in Central Asia and the former USSR. He also evaluated and conducted field reports on procurement reform efforts in Indonesia as a consultant for the Millennium Challenge Corporation.
Jeremy holds a master’s of public administration with a focus on International Finance from New York University, as well as a dual bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Modern Languages from Seton Hall University. He speaks French, Azerbaijani Turkish and intermediate Russian.