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    Guenette Paul O Brien Paul Weisenfeld Peter Graves Robert Chase Roberta van Haeften Rodney Bent Sarah Tisch Ph D Stephen F Moseley Steven Feldstein Tessie San Martin Timothy Nourse Tony Barclay Staff Job Opportunities Frequently Asked Questions David Creekmore Treasurer Chief Operating Officer Internews David Creekmore serves as Chief Operating Officer responsible for Internews Network s administrative financial and strategic planning functions Creekmore brought media international and non profit management experience to his position at Internews Prior to joining Internews Creekmore was Chief Financial Officer for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in Washington D C where he developed the company s first business planning unit Creekmore has a strong background in information technology and has directed IT implementation and strategy for organizations such as the Urban Land Institute Council on Foreign Relations and the Citizen Exchange Council He has an MBA from Johns Hopkins University and a B A in Russian Philosophy from New York University He has spent a great deal of time in the former Soviet Union Why I Belong to SID W I am very grateful to SID Washington As a 30 year member of the organization I applaud SID Washington s commitment to airing multiple perspectives on controversial and timely issues SID Washington s proven ability to assemble diverse groups and fine minds to discuss and debate important issues with passion and mutual respect is an enormous contribution Larry Cooley President Management Systems International I joined SID Washington because it offers a collaborative platform for sharing good ideas strategic relationships and innovative solutions that are critical for developing effective responses to the challenges of globalization Kristi Ragan Strategic Advisor to USAID Global Development Alliance DAI If you are an active practitioner in the field of international development the SID Washington D C Chapter is a must

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    Chief Operating Officer FHI 360 As the Chief Operating Officer for FHI360 Deborah Kennedy s leadership helps to ensure that FHI 360 delivers measurable cost effective results Her management of internal operations brings the organization closer to meeting its goal of providing holistic country centered solutions to meet complex development challenges Kennedy s extensive career in international development spans more than three decades Prior to joining FHI 360 she worked at the U S Agency for International Development USAID As mission director for USAID Peru and the South America program she oversaw bilateral and regional programs in education governance climate change and biodiversity conservation Under her leadership these programs significantly expanded their public private partnerships and successfully engaged civil society to inspire governments and communities to take action During her tenure at USAID Kennedy held leadership positions in two Regional Bureaus Latin America and the Caribbean and Asia and the Near East She served as Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Human Resources where she led USAID Forward s talent management component and oversaw the rebuilding of USAID s Foreign Service Corps In 2005 she was the Chief Operating Officer for the USAID Tsunami Relief and Reconstruction Task Force which led this highly successful humanitarian relief and reconstruction effort Why I Belong to SID W I am very grateful to SID Washington As a 30 year member of the organization I applaud SID Washington s commitment to airing multiple perspectives on controversial and timely issues SID Washington s proven ability to assemble diverse groups and fine minds to discuss and debate important issues with passion and mutual respect is an enormous contribution Larry Cooley President Management Systems International I joined SID Washington because it offers a collaborative platform for sharing good ideas strategic relationships and innovative solutions that are

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    Robert Chase Roberta van Haeften Rodney Bent Sarah Tisch Ph D Stephen F Moseley Steven Feldstein Tessie San Martin Timothy Nourse Tony Barclay Staff Job Opportunities Frequently Asked Questions Ellen Yount Senior Technical Director Management Systems International Ms Yount is an experienced international development professional working in the democracy and governance and strategic communications sectors Today she is a Senior Technical Director at Management Systems International Ms Yount has lived worked and traveled extensively throughout the developing world living in former Yugoslavia for nearly six years As USAID s former chief spokesperson and director of media relations she has broad knowledge of the Agency its procedures and policies She served as the Agency s press director in the immediate aftermath of 9 11 and helped the Agency develop its first ever global communications network She is an expert trainer and facilitator and has designed numerous courses for USAID personnel A former senior aide to Governor Tom Ridge she holds a master s degree in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University Why I Belong to SID W I am very grateful to SID Washington As a 30 year member of the organization I applaud SID Washington s commitment to airing multiple perspectives on controversial and timely issues SID Washington s proven ability to assemble diverse groups and fine minds to discuss and debate important issues with passion and mutual respect is an enormous contribution Larry Cooley President Management Systems International I joined SID Washington because it offers a collaborative platform for sharing good ideas strategic relationships and innovative solutions that are critical for developing effective responses to the challenges of globalization Kristi Ragan Strategic Advisor to USAID Global Development Alliance DAI If you are an active practitioner in the field of international development the

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    F Moseley Steven Feldstein Tessie San Martin Timothy Nourse Tony Barclay Staff Job Opportunities Frequently Asked Questions Ignacio Jáuregui General Counsel Counsel Latin America and Caribbean and Europe and Central Asia The World Bank Group Ignacio Jáuregui recently joined the Legal Vice Presidency of the World Bank to work on matters related to Europe Central Asia the Middle East and North Africa He previously practiced in the area of business and finance at Hogan Lovells with particular emphasis on project and corporate finance in Latin America Prior to joining Hogan Lovells Ignacio worked as an associate at a major Bolivian law firm in La Paz where he advised international and domestic companies on civil law and civil procedure intellectual property customs and tax matters He also advised international and domestic companies and financial institutions on corporate and commercial matters in general and also in the energy manufacturing brewery mining and food retail sectors Ignacio also provided direct legal counsel and drafted contracts incorporation agreements by laws and corporate documents He was deeply involved in the drafting of agreements and related documents in connection with Bolivia s largest pre 2001 merger Why I Belong to SID W I am very grateful to SID Washington As a 30 year member of the organization I applaud SID Washington s commitment to airing multiple perspectives on controversial and timely issues SID Washington s proven ability to assemble diverse groups and fine minds to discuss and debate important issues with passion and mutual respect is an enormous contribution Larry Cooley President Management Systems International I joined SID Washington because it offers a collaborative platform for sharing good ideas strategic relationships and innovative solutions that are critical for developing effective responses to the challenges of globalization Kristi Ragan Strategic Advisor to USAID Global Development Alliance DAI

    Original URL path: http://www.sidw.org/ignacio-j%C3%A1uregui (2016-04-29)
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    America and Eastern Europe Most recently he served as Senior Vice President for Business Development at Abt Associates where he oversaw market level business development in collaboration with Abt s business divisions and subsidiaries and helped build new service lines to support continued diversification of client funding Previously he served as the Head of Relation Building at the International AIDS Society in Geneva Switzerland where he was responsible for partnerships donor relations fundraising and long range strategic fundraising for IAS global policy and advocacy agenda As Chief Operating Officer of AED a large US and international NGO for 11 years he worked extensively on program management of education health civil society and economic and human capacity development programs Previously he headed strategic planning and new business development for 12 years Prior to joining AED Mr Downey worked for the USAID in Kenya and the Sudan and for Volunteers in Technical Assistance on community based rural enterprises Mr Downey started his career in international development as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya where he served as headmaster of a secondary school offering vocational training He has since worked in more than 40 countries Active in the Society for International Development SID for the past 20 years he has served on the SID advisory council in Rome Italy as president of the SID Washington Chapter and is currently a member of the SID Washington board Why I Belong to SID W I am very grateful to SID Washington As a 30 year member of the organization I applaud SID Washington s commitment to airing multiple perspectives on controversial and timely issues SID Washington s proven ability to assemble diverse groups and fine minds to discuss and debate important issues with passion and mutual respect is an enormous contribution Larry Cooley President Management

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    Timothy Nourse Tony Barclay Staff Job Opportunities Frequently Asked Questions Jean Gilson Vice President for Program Affairs Senior Vice President Strategy and Marketing Group DAI Jean first joined DAI in 1990 after her tenure as an officer of First National Bank of Chicago After six years of service with the U S Agency for International Development USAID she returned to DAI in 2006 Jean has 25 years of experience in the economic development field With USAID she worked for two years as Senior Policy Advisor to the Millennium Challenge Account Secretariat serving as the key liaison between USAID and the Millennium Challenge Corporation Earlier she served four years as the first USAID Representative in Hanoi since the end of the Vietnam War She opened that office in September 2000 During her first 11 years at DAI Jean led the firm into new technical services privatization finance and commercial services and geographic areas Eastern Europe Her last position was as Managing Director for DAI offices in Hanoi Bangkok and Manila Jean holds an M A in international law and economics from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a B A in economics from Georgetown University Why I Belong to SID W I am very grateful to SID Washington As a 30 year member of the organization I applaud SID Washington s commitment to airing multiple perspectives on controversial and timely issues SID Washington s proven ability to assemble diverse groups and fine minds to discuss and debate important issues with passion and mutual respect is an enormous contribution Larry Cooley President Management Systems International I joined SID Washington because it offers a collaborative platform for sharing good ideas strategic relationships and innovative solutions that are critical for developing effective responses to the challenges of globalization Kristi Ragan Strategic Advisor

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    and was re elected to the Board of Directors in 2015 Mr Grieco is an independent consultant with many years of experience in a senior leadership role within the State Department USAID and several international development organizations He currently Co Chairs the SID W Communications Committee and has helped lead the drafting and finalization of the SID W Strategic Communications Plan 2014 2017 Most recently he was Chief of Communications Advocacy Legislative Affairs and Advancement at International Relief Development IRD where he was responsible for all global communications and government affairs activities He also served on the Board of Directors of the International Stability Operations Association ISOA and currently serves on the Board of Directors and as Vice President of the Afghan American Chamber of Commerce AACC where he has served since 2011 as a volunteer Prior to 2009 he served at the State Department U S Agency for International Development USAID as Assistant Administrator for Legislative and Public Affairs LPA In this role he was the Agency s senior advisor on all legislative and global public affairs activities As head of LPA he was responsible for all Congressional contacts and communications including annual Agency appropriations and authorizations managed all agency communications to both foreign and domestic audiences and supervised USAID media and public affairs programming worldwide He also served as the agency s lead congressional and public affairs representative at global meetings and conferences dealing with USAID s reconstruction operations in Iraq and Afghanistan Sudan Liberia and other nations His portfolio dealt with USAID s humanitarian conflict and development programming in more than 100 countries Mr Grieco also served as USAID s senior representative on various interagency committees and working groups dealing with legislative affairs communications public diplomacy and public affairs including inter agency working groups such as the Joint Policy Council of the Department of State the Administration s Iraq Stabilization Group ISG and the Agency s Muslim Outreach Coordinating Committee He was the U S Representative to the Development Assistance Committee Communicators Network of the OECD and participated in major multilateral efforts to improve aid effectiveness and development communications He is a graduate of Georgetown University s Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service Studies where he obtained a Master of Science in Foreign Service He has also received a fellowship for graduate studies in comparative international management at Oxford University s Templeton College He received his B A from George Washington University s Elliott School in International Affairs and he is proficient in both Korean and French Why I Belong to SID W I am very grateful to SID Washington As a 30 year member of the organization I applaud SID Washington s commitment to airing multiple perspectives on controversial and timely issues SID Washington s proven ability to assemble diverse groups and fine minds to discuss and debate important issues with passion and mutual respect is an enormous contribution Larry Cooley President Management Systems International I joined SID Washington because it offers a collaborative platform for

    Original URL path: http://www.sidw.org/jeff-grieco (2016-04-29)
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    for three additional years Niger was my next stop on my professional train ride Associate Peace Corps director for Education and Youth Development and Acting Peace Corps Director Youth leadership work was familiar to me as I had much in college as a youth counselor and teaching French and German in secondary schools in Philadelphia My first job after Peace Corps was with USDA Foreign Agriculture Service focusing on U S agriculture trade policies in South and Central America Attending John Hopkins School of International Studies simultaneously I migrated from trade policy and number crunching to what must have been the best job in the U S government agribusiness information dissemination organizing U S trade and investment missions and agriculture marketing development for U S companies in Central America and the Caribbean aka the Caribbean Basin Initiative My academic focus at SAIS Development Economics positioned me to better understand and explore some of the economic theories we read discussed in class USDA s work and training led me to USAID Africa Bureau but this time in the agriculture sector in the old Technical Resources offices There I designed and monitored projects in Morocco Madagascar Uganda and Burundi while developing strategic economic growth plans in just about every U S AID African mission Parallel to my African work experience back in DC I was a founding member of the Leadership Enrichment Affirmation Project which targeted at risk African American urban young men 8 to 18 years old who needed mentorship and counseling With the advent of Initiative to End Hunger in Africa agribusiness and science based enterprise development between 1994 and 2008 afforded me the opportunity to work directly with U S companies in the Sustainable Tree Crops Project coffee cocoa cashew and the Agribusiness in Sustainable African Plant Products ASNAPP project hibiscus griffonia rooibos shea Both projects continue today with U S and international private sector technology and marketing leadership and funding In 2008 returning to USDA FAS was a radical shift in profession direction I worked in a liaison office between the Office of the Secretary and African ministries of agriculture and regional economic communities Focusing primarily on the African Growth and Opportunities Act AGOA bilateral agriculture trade agreements Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Plan CAADP and the fight to end hunger poverty and malnutrition through Global Food Security I learned the importance of resilience strategies smart agriculture cross sector programming and the role of women in combating man made and cyclical food insecurity and environmental shocks I ended my government career in Burkina Faso as director for agriculture and rural economy at the Millennium Challenge Corporation Since 2011 I created a small business Agriculture Results Inc providing technical services to International Water Management Institute Winrock International ASNAPP USAID Senegal and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network FEWSNET Yes it has been a thrilling ride from my first Swiss Air flight to the Austrian Alps to serving the interest of small scale agriculture producers emphasizing along the way the importance

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