Dennis Vega is the Chief Operating Officer at America’s Promise Alliance. Vega is a dedicated public servant, with over a decade of experience in international and domestic affairs and significant expertise in organizational and strategic planning, policy development, and resource mobilization and allocation.
Prior to joining America’s Promise, Vega spent nine years in the federal government, serving in senior positions at the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Department of State. Most recently, he served in the Department of State's Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources as the Managing Director for Regional and Global Issues and, previously, as the Managing Director for Planning, Performance, and Systems. There, he managed strategic planning, performance management, budget planning and resource allocations for the Department of State and the United State Agency for International Development’s $30 billion foreign assistance portfolio. Vega also held multiple positions at the United States Agency for International Development, including chief of staff for the Office of Budget and Resource Management. During this time, he also served on the Appropriations Committee Sub-committee for State and Foreign Operations in the House of Representatives.
Prior to government service, Vega worked for the 2008 Obama Presidential Campaign, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and Missouri State Public Defender. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and the University of Texas at Austin. Vega is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and was a fellow for the Center for American Progress’ Leadership Institute.