Ginger Cruz is the Chief Executive Officer of Mantid International LLC, a global consulting firm with expertise in the Iraq market and a wide range of capabilities that span much of the Middle East and Africa. Mantid’s core strengths include business intelligence, compliance and oversight, anti-corruption, engineering program management, public policy development and training and strategic planning.
Ms. Cruz previously served 8 years with the Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR). As its Deputy, she was instrumental in creating and leading a world-class U.S. government agency that distinguished itself in preventing, detecting, and deterring fraud, waste, and abuse in the most challenging environments. Ms. Cruz combines more than 25 years of experience in crisis management, media, government, international policy, and business with a deep passion for creative and innovative solutions. Ms. Cruz holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Prior to SIGIR, Ms. Cruz served as a deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Ms. Cruz also served as the communications and policy director for the Governor of Guam, providing advice on a wide range of topics from education reform and economic development to environmental policy and tourism marketing, and building a solid reputation for Guam. In addition, she has worked as a news director, investigative reporter, anchor, and producer for two NBC affiliates. She has also served as a vice president for a federal consulting firm.