Thomas Kraemer serves as Director of Human Resources at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Previously, he served as the Director of Finance and Accounting at the Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF), a U.S. federal agency with the mission of strengthening the U.S.-Vietnam bilateral relationship through educational exchanges in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM). Prior to VEF, he worked at USCIRF in similar areas of management and finance as the Manager of Finance and Administration. Before joining USCIRF for the first time, he worked for several years in the nonprofit world in various fundraising, operations, and managerial capacities.
Mr. Kraemer graduated with honors from Emory University with a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), concentrating in Finance and Organization & Management. He completed a summer program at the Bryce Harlow Institute for Business and Government Affairs at Georgetown University in 2006. He was later awarded a scholarship through Emory University’s Institute for Developing Nations where he conducted an independent research project at the University of Cape Town in South Africa that focused on urban forms of microfinance. He received management certificates from the Harvard Kennedy School on strategic management in government in 2017 and business analysis from Duke University in conjunction with Corporate Education Group in 2019. In May 2020, he completed the requirements for earning a Diploma in Strategy and Innovation from the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.