Judith D. Pryor

First Vice President and Vice Chair | Board of Directors

Judith Pryor

Judith DelZoppo Pryor was appointed by President Joseph R. Biden to serve as First Vice President and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at the Export-Import Bank (EXIM) for a term expiring on January 20, 2025.

Ms. Pryor has spent the majority of her career working with multinational businesses, from Asia to Europe to Africa, primarily in emerging markets, and brings to EXIM more than 35 years of business leadership experience spanning development finance, public policy, business development, marketing, communications, and sales. From Asia to the Middle East, Africa, and Western Europe, and from international start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, her work has focused on the broadcast, satellite communications, and international finance sectors.

Ms. Pryor served on EXIM’s Board of Directors from May 2019 to July 2021. Her portfolio included Africa and the Middle East, renewable energy, storage and efficiency, and minority and women-owned business. She also served during the Obama Administration as Vice President, Office of External Affairs, at OPIC, now the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). She was responsible for all external engagement including congressional relations, public affairs, communications, and U.S. small business development. She was a member of the Executive Leadership Team and held a seat on the Agency’s Investment Committee, providing input on all projects valued at more than $20 million.

Before entering public service, Ms. Pryor spent nearly a decade with WorldSpace Inc., a multibillion-dollar satellite radio start-up company, servicing developing markets worldwide. Ms. Pryor held similar positions with COMSAT and Orion Network Systems and has worked with respected advertising and public relations firms. She began her career in the Washington offices of Gray & Company, continuing with the firm after its acquisition by Hill & Knowlton Public Affairs Worldwide. 

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Ms. Pryor holds a B.A. in Communications from Bowling Green State University and studied at the Universidad de Madrid. She also served on the BGSU Foundation Board as Chair of the Development Committee.