Trade and Development Agency



Suite 1600, 1000 Wilson Boulevard, 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

Chief of Staff Carl B. Kress

Assistant Director for Policy Planning Geoffrey Jackson

Assistant Director for Management Operations Larry Bevan

Communications/Policy Advisor Donna Thiessen

Congressional Liaison Cherilyn Carruth

Regional Directors:

Africa and Middle East Henry D. Steingass

Asia Geoffrey Jackson

Central, Eastern, and Southern Ned Cabot


Eurasia Daniel D. Stein

Latin America and Caribbean Albert W. Angulo

Economist/Evaluation Officer David Denny

Financial Manager Noreen St. Louis

Contracting Officer Della Glenn

Administrative Officer Carolyn Hum

Grants Administrator Patricia Smith


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: Africa/Middle East, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Eurasia.

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 U.S. 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. 2421).

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) advances economic development and U.S. commercial interests in developing and middle-

income countries. USTDA's strategic use of foreign assistance funds to support sound investment policy and decision-making in host countries creates an enabling environment for trade, investment, and sustainable economic development.

Working through the U.S. private sector to implement its programs, USTDA brings best practices and U.S.


technology to bear in delivering specific, results-oriented development assistance. In carrying out its mission, USTDA gives emphasis to economic sectors that may benefit from U.S. exports of goods, and services.

USTDA works with other U.S. Government agencies to...

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