Careers in Global Development: Susan Reichle
“Careers in Global Development” is a monthly series featuring U.S. senior-level, multilateral and NGO officials who have worked in the field of development for at least twenty years. The series is aimed at young professionals who are interested in working in development and will include a one-hour dialogue on both the specific expertise of the speaker, as well as the career path and influences along the way. It will focus on specific areas of interest, including the role of humanitarian assistance in development and U.S. foreign policy; development as a tool to counter violent extremism; and sectoral issues such as food security, health, and education.
This session features Susan Reichle, President and COO of the International Youth Foundation. She came to the organization with 25 years of experience leading USAID policy development and programs overseas and in Washington, D.C. In her most recent position, she served as the Counselor to the Agency, USAID’s most Senior Foreign Service Officer, and advised the Administrator and senior leadership on key global development policies and management issues. She also oversaw USAID’s response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake as Acting Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) in Washington. As Mission Director and Deputy Director in Colombia, Susan led USAID’s largest mission in the western hemisphere and worked closely with the Government of Colombia to devise and implement a new strategy to consolidate presence of the Colombian government in conflict and post-conflict zones. She has a master's degree in National Security Strategies from the National Defense University’s War College and master's degrees in International Development Appropriate Technology and Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania.
Please join us in welcoming Ms. Reichle with questions surrounding his work or career advice. This session of Careers in Global Development will NOT be webcasted.
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