Ned Rauch-Mannino is a Visiting Fellow for the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy at The Heritage Foundation. His key areas of specialization are foreign policy, trade, and international development, with an emphasis on emerging markets, as well as the U.S.-Africa relationship.
Rauch-Mannino served with the U.S. Department of Commerce as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Global Operations and Senior Advisor for Global Markets, and prior, with the U.S. Agency for International Development to lead the agency’s first intergovernmental affairs office. He supported initiatives to increase American competitiveness overseas, including serving as a Secretariat member and Co-Chair for Prosper Africa, the White House’s two-way trade and investment initiative with Africa. He also worked with interagency peers on polices and strategies for development finance, multilateral development bank engagement, trade capacity building, critical mineral supply chain resiliency, private sector engagement, and global fragility, among other efforts.
Prior to his federal service, Rauch-Mannino directed strategic initiatives with a focus on energy and natural resources for the Ridge Policy Group, LLC, and advanced industrial sector priorities with the City of Philadelphia’s Urban Industry Initiative. He also lectured for Temple University’s Department of Economics as an adjunct faculty on government budgeting and developing state economies.
In addition to is role with The Heritage Foundation, Rauch-Mannino presently leads commercial diplomacy consulting with Portsmouth Ltd. Co. and is non-resident Senior Fellow with the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He serves on the board of directors for the Smithsonian-affiliate National Museum of Industrial History and the board of trustees for The Nature Conservancy representing Pennsylvania and Delaware, and regularly contributes policy analysis and commentary on energy, emerging markets, and foreign affairs issues.
Rauch-Mannino received his master’s degree in Development Economics from Penn State University, completing his thesis research in East Africa, and his bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Journalism from Temple University.