Barry Christopher Howard

HSC Advisor

Barry Christopher Howard was born at Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Dale Harley and Margaret Catherine Howard.  He was married on September 7, 1991 to the former Amie Joan Palumbo, a native of Illinois, and the daughter of the late Anthony Joseph Palumbo and Joanne Kaye Sibigtroth MacDonald.  Barry and Amie reside in northern Maryland, and have four children.

Barry studied at Regis University, in Denver, Colorado, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business, in 2000. He graduated summa cum laude; was named a member of Alpha Sigma Nu; and was a commencement speaker. Barry then completed his graduate work at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Maryland earning an M.B.A., in 2012.  He was a member of JHU’s Student Honor Council and Delta Sigma Pi.  Subsequently, Barry completed post-graduate studies, on campus, at Harvard Business School, and leadership training at the Burnham-Rosen Group.

Since 2017, Barry has been the chief financial and administrative officer (CFAO) at New America, a non-partisan think tank in Washington, D.C. focused on the future of war; artificial intelligence; online privacy; higher education; the future of automation and work; and several other strategic initiatives.  Previously, Barry was the chief financial officer (CFO), and a senior vice president, at World Relief, an international relief and development agency founded in 1944, working directly in over 25 countries, and headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.  Prior to his time at World Relief, Barry was the chief financial officer (CFO) and vice president at YWAM, a relief and development agency working in some of the world’s most remote regions.

With over 25 years of experience in the non-profit operational and financial sectors, Barry has extensive experience in international operations, and has traveled to over sixty countries. He has held numerous board roles on international microfinance institutions, including Beselidhja Zavet Microfinance (Kosovo); KREDIT Microfinance Institution (Cambodia); URWEGO National Bank (Rwanda), and others. He has successfully monetized several at capital inflection points, reinvesting equity back into local communities in developing countries. In 2020, he was recognized by DCA Live as one of Washington, D.C. 's top non-profit CFO’s.


  • Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Connecticut (General Society Education Committee and Member Outreach Committee; Connecticut Society Delegate to the General Society; Member of the Connecticut Standing Committee)
  • General Society of Colonial Wars (former Deputy Governor General; member of the New York, Florida, Maryland and Colorado Societies)
  • Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York (Society Chaplain)
  • National Gavel Society (former Vice President)
  • Order of Three Crusades 1096-1192 (Honorary President General)
  • Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America (Honorary President General)
  • Order of the Indian Wars of the United States (Past Commander)
  • National Order of Knights of the Golden Horseshoe (Knight; President General)
  • Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors (Honorary Governor General)
  • Order of Descendants of Colonial Cavaliers (Honorary Governor General)
  • Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry (Honorary President General)
  • Presidential Families of America (Honorary President General)
  • Order of Descendants of the Justiciars (Honorary Chief Justiciar)
  • Winthrop Society (Past President General)
  • Son of a Witch (Honorary President General)
  • National Order of the Blue and Gray (Past Commander General)
  • National Society Americans of Royal Descent (Treasurer General; member of the Most Venerable Order of Saint Louis)
  • Order of First Families of Virginia 1607-1624/25
  • One Hundred Living Descendants of Blood Royal
  • Ancient Heraldic and Chivalric Order of Albion (Knight; Chaplain)
  • Society of Descendants of Knights of the Garter (UK; Chaplain and Board Member of the American Friends; Descendant Member)
  • Order of the Merovingian Dynasty (Third Vice President General; Founder Member)
  • Baronial Order of Magna Charta (Surety)
  • Military Order of the Crusades 
  • Aztec Club of 1847 (Member of the Executive Committee)
  • Hereditary Order of the Descendants of Loyalists and Patriots of the American Revolution (Treasurer General)
  • Colonial Society of Pennsylvania (former Member of the Council)
  • General Society Sons of the Revolution (life member New York Society)
  • General Society of Mayflower Descendants (former Colorado Society Treasurer and Chaplain)
  • Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick in City of New York
  • Saint Andrew's Society in the State of New York (life member)
  • Veteran Corps of Artillery in the State of New York (Corporal)
  • Saint George's Society of New York
  • Saint George's Society of Baltimore
  • Military Society of the War of 1812
  • Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Maryland (former First Vice President)
  • Sons and Daughters of the Colonial & Antebellum Bench & Bar 1565-1861 (Treasurer General)
  • Order of the Monarchs of Rheims (Member of the Council)
  • Descendants of the Illegitimate Sons and Daughters of the Kings of Britain
  • Order of the Crown in America
  • National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims (former Chaplain General; former Colorado Governor)
  • Descendants of Colonial Mothers (Treasurer)
  • Jamestowne Society (former Auditor General; former Member of the Council; founding Governor of the First Colorado Company)
  • Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
  • General Society of the War of 1812
  • Order of the Founders and Patriots of America (former Councilor General)
  • Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts
  • Piscataqua Pioneers
  • Netherlands Society of Philadelphia
  • Welsh Society of Philadelphia
  • Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States
  • Military Order of the Carabao
  • Dutch Settlers Society of Albany
  • Huguenot Society of America
  • National Huguenot Society
  • Society of Descendants of the Colonial Clergy (former Council Member)
  • Order of Descendants of Colonial Physicians and Chirurgiens
  • National Society of Sons of American Colonists
  • National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters 1607-1861
  • National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (former Colorado Society Chaplain)
  • Guild of Colonial Artisans and Tradesmen 1607-1783 (Master Guilder; Charter Member)
  • Flagon & Trencher: Descendants of Colonial Tavern Keepers
  • Dutch Colonial Society of Delaware (former Patroon)
  • National Society Descendants of Early Quakers
  • National Society Sons of Colonial New England
  • National Society of Old Plymouth Colony Descendants
  • Order of New England
  • Hereditary Order of the First Families of Massachusetts (Treasurer)
  • Order of the First Families of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (former Chaplain)
  • Order of the First Families of Maine (former First Vice President General)
  • Order of the First Families of New Hampshire (former Director)
  • Order of the First Families of Connecticut (Founder Member)
  • Order of the First Families of First Families of Vermont
  • Order of the First Families of Maryland
  • Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor
  • Order of the Norman Conquest
  • Descendants of the Knights of Bath
  • Order of the Second World War
  • Order of the First World War
  • Military Order of the World Wars
  • Order of Descendants of Colonial and Continental Officers
  • International Military Order of the Southern Cross
  • Descendants of Mexican War Veterans
  • Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
  • Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers
  • Pioneer Association of the State of Washington
  • Plymouth Hereditary Society
  • Order of Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company
  • Descendants of Sheriffs and Constables of Colonial and Antebellum America
  • Society of Mareen Duvall Descendants
  • National Society of Saints and Sinners 
  • National Guild of Saint Margaret of Scotland
  • Hereditary Society of Teachers
  • Order of the Honorable Artillery Company Inc.
  • Noble Society of Celts
  • Royal Society of Saint George
  • Descendants of Whaling Masters
  • National Society of Descendants of Textile Workers of America
  • Noble Company of the Court of Saint Mary of Walsingham (Honorary Member)
  • Sons of Spanish American War Veterans (associate member)
  • Naval Order of the United States (associate member)
  • Scotch-Irish Society of America (associate member)
  • Cleveland Grays (associate member)
  • Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia (associate member)

Chivalric Orders

Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem (bestowed by Elizabeth II, Queen of England)

Other Notes

Barry is a member of the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. He continues to actively serve on the boards of a number of relief and development agencies, as well as several historical and non-political civic organizations, including the board of the Blue Haven Children’s Home in Uttar Pradesh India; the North India Fund in Varanasi, India; and is a founding board member of the Justice Conference.  He is an active Trustee of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Society, which stewards the Eisenhower Farm and legacy in Gettysburg, PA.  Barry is an Eagle Scout, classical guitarist, competitive chess player, and his interests include philosophy, theology, psychometrics, and astronomy.