Erin Mote has over a decade of experience forging alliances with private corporations, NGOS and governments to drive the development of corporate strategies that promote a double bottom line of profit and social good including work with Diageo, Chevron and Wal-Mart. Erin’s current client is NetHope Inc. where she serves as the Chief of Party for the USAID Global Broadband and Innovations (GBI) Alliance. She is charged with driving connectivity, mobile solutions and innovation throughout USAID’s global development portfolio. In this role, she leverages a new modality for collaboration forged by NetHope – an uncommon alliance of 34 international NGOS, high tech and communications private sector forms and leading global private foundations – to drive scalable ICT solutions to extend the reach of USAID’s development dollars through an innovative public-private partnership. Prior to her role with USAID’s GBI, Erin served in senior positions with CHF International and Coulter Companies after starting her career in her native Arizona as the Director of External and Strategic Relations for Arizona State University.
A recognized leader in the alliance building Erin has facilitated working groups and serves in an advisory capacity for several leading international organizations, including the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, the Clinton Foundation and the Business Center for Civic Leadership at the US Chamber. Mote is an Aspen Institute Socrates scholar and holds a dual Masters from Arizona State in Public Administration and Russian and Eastern European Studies and is a proud alumnus of the University of Michigan. When not spending time enjoying the golf courses and sunshine of her native Arizona, Erin serves in a leadership capacity for several civic organizations including the Junior League of Washington, the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan, and NetImpact.