Trade and Development Agency



1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901

Phone, 703-875-4357. Fax, 703-875-4009.

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Director Thelma J. Askey

Deputy Director Barbara Bradford

General Counsel Leocadia I. Zak

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

Regional Directors:

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 developingand 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...

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