Edwin Berk has made a career of building the businesses of professional services companies where public and private sectors intersect. After a brief stint teaching at Yale University, he joined a public policy consulting firm. When that firm grew into a $1 billion-plus engineering and construction company, he shifted into capturing new engineering projects in international markets. Because his targeted markets were mainly developing countries, he typically had to generate the business opportunities—to structure the projects and secure their financing to produce genuine opportunities for revenue-generating business. Ed joined DAI in 2004 to manage and write DAI’s larger, higher priority bids. In 2012, he was posted to Amman, Jordan, to concentrate on developing business in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. In 2014 he returned to DAI’s U.S. headquarters to continue unearthing and structuring project opportunities in the MENA region while adding Afghanistan to his portfolio.



Lauren Caskey

Lauren Caskey has more than 20 years of experience designing, implementing, and managing donor- and private sector-funded programs that aim to improve access to economic opportunities, promote economic recovery, and support community resiliency.

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