Ann Calvaresi Barr
Ann Calvaresi Barr was sworn in on November 30, 2015, as the fifth Inspector General for USAID.
Ms. Calvaresi Barr previously served as the Deputy Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) from 2010 forward. As the Deputy Inspector General, Ms. Calvaresi Barr provided executive level leadership and direction of Office of Inspector General (OIG) audits and investigations of transportation-related issues, as well as oversight of OIG operational support activities.
Ms. Calvaresi Barr came to DOT OIG as the Principal Assistant Inspector General for Auditing and Evaluation in March 2009. In this position, Ms. Calvaresi Barr directed and oversaw all audit work on the Department's air, highway, transit, maritime, and rail programs, including implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. She assumed this position after a 25-year career at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).
At GAO, Ms. Calvaresi Barr served as a Director in the Acquisition and Sourcing Management Team in Washington, D.C. As a senior executive at GAO, Ms. Calvaresi Barr was responsible for directing numerous engagement teams, producing reports and delivering congressional testimony in the areas of technology transfer, the defense supplier base, and contract management. Ms. Calvaresi Barr started her GAO career in 1984, working on healthcare and intergovernmental relations issues. From 1988-1993, she completed an overseas tour in GAO’s former European office in Frankfurt, Germany, where she worked largely on defense, international affairs, and national security issues. Prior to her GAO career, Ann worked for the City of Reading, Pennsylvania, and for the City Manager of Rockville, Maryland.
Ms. Calvaresi Barr is a graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, where she earned a B.A. in Political Science in 1982. She also holds a 1984 Master of Public Administration from American University in Washington, D.C., is a graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Fellows Program, and received a Massachusetts Institute of Technology fellowship in Foreign Politics, International Relations and the National Interest.