USIP leadership includes members of the board of directors, the president, executive vice president, and a leadership team of vice presidents.
- Joe Hewitt, Vice President for Policy, Learning and Strategy
- Paul Hughes, Interim Vice President, Applied Conflict Transformation Center; Special Advisor and Director, Overseas Safety and Security
- Joe Lataille, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
- Kathleen Ross, Chief Administrative Officer
- William F. Rothenbecker, Vice President of Operations
- Andrew Wilder, Vice President, Asia Center
- Michael Yaffe, Vice President, Middle East and Africa Center