Lloyd Pierson

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"Lloyd O. Pierson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the United States African Development Foundation and previously served on the Board of Directors from 2004-2006. In his previous position, he was nominated by the President and confirmed by the United States Senate as the Assistant Administrator for Africa at USAID. During his time as Assistant Administrator at USAID, he gave priority attention to the U.S. trade hubs and opened the hub in Dakar, Senegal. Prior to that, he was Chief of Staff/Chief of Operations for the Peace Corps and during a transition period served as Acting Worldwide Director of Peace Corps. He has been Peace Corps Country Director in Ghana, Botswana, Namibia and Swaziland, and was co-negotiator for the Peace Corps bilateral agreement allowing volunteers to enter Zimbabwe. Mr. Pierson has been a member of the United States delegation to the World Trade Organization talks in Hong Kong, head of the U.S. delegation to the inauguration of President Pohamba in Namibia, head of the U.S. Delegation to the Congo River Basin multi-lateral talks in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, and a member of the United States Presidential Delegation observing the election of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in Liberia. He was selected as the United States Representative to address the plenary closing session of the United Nations on international volunteerism."[1]

In 2007 his bio noted that Lloyd Pierson "serves as the Government Representative on the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation. He is the Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Prior to joining USAID, he had a long career with the Peace Corps and also served as Director of the Africa Division for the International Republican Institute (IRI), a Washington, D.C. based non-profit organization that works to advance democracy and good governance abroad. He is a graduate of the University of Houston and has post-graduate studies at the South Texas College of Law and Lamar University.“ [1]

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  1. Board, African Development Foundation, accessed December 16, 2011.