IFES Congratulates Mark Green on his Appointment as USAID Administrator

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Publication Date: 
4 Aug 2017

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The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) congratulates Ambassador Mark Green on his Senate confirmation and appointment to the position of administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

At his nomination hearing, Green highlighted USAID’s critical role and the importance of fighting to maintain the current foreign assistance budget. IFES believes Ambassador Green is exceptionally qualified to lead USAID and sustain the agency's tradition of independent support for democracy, rights and governance.

“IFES looks forward to working with Ambassador Green in his new role and continuing to fulfill our shared commitment to give a vote to every voice,” said IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney.

Green was president of the International Republican Institute from January 2014 through his appointment to lead USAID. He previously served as president and CEO of the Initiative for Global Development and is a former U.S. ambassador to Tanzania. Green also served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Wisconsin’s 8th District. During his tenure in Congress, Green worked on various foreign policy initiatives, including the Millennium Challenge Act and former President George W. Bush’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.