TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901
Phone, 703-875-4357. Fax, 703-875-4009.
Internet, http://www.ustda.gov. E-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director Thelma J. Askey
Deputy Director Leocadia I. Zak
General Counsel (vacancy)
Policy and Programs Director Geoffrey Jackson
Chief of Staff Thomas R. Hardy
Resource Advisor Michael Hillier
Communications/Policy Advisor Donna Thiessen
Congressional Relations Liaison Jennifer Wolff
Asia Henry D. Steingass
Europe and Eurasia Daniel D. Stein
Latin America and Caribbean Albert W. Angulo
Middle East, North Africa, and South Carl B. Kress
Sub-Saharan Africa Ned Chabot
Economist/Evaluation Officer David Denny
Financial Manager Noreen St. Louis
Contracting Officer Della Glenn
Administrative Officer Carolyn Hum
Grants Administrator Patricia Daughetee
The Trade and Development Agency's mission is to advance economic development and U.S. commercial interest in developing and middle-income countries in the following regions of the world: Asia; Europe and Eurasia; Latin America and the Caribbean; Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia; and Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Trade and Development Program was established on July 1, 1980, as a component organization of the International Development Cooperation Agency. Section 2204 of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of
1988 (22 U.S.C. 2421) made it a separate component agency. The organization was renamed the Trade and Development Agency and made an independent agency within the executive branch of the Federal Government on October 28, 1992, by the Jobs Through Exports Act of 1992 (22 U.S.C.
The Trade and Development Agency (TDA) is a foreign assistance agency that delivers its program commitments through overseas grants, contracts with U.S. firms, and the use of trust funds at several multilateral development bank groups. The projects supported by TDA activities represent strong and measurable development priorities in host countries and offer opportunities for commercial participation by U.S. firms. Public and private sector project sponsors, in developing and middle-income countries, request TDA support to assist them in implementing their development priorities.
TDA's program is designed to help countries establish a favorable trading environment and a modern infrastructure that promotes sustainable economic...