David Valenzuela is a former president of the Inter-American Foundation (IAF).
"His IAF career began in 1979, and he has served the foundation as representative for Peru and Bolivia; senior representative for the Andean Region; regional director for the Southern Cone and Brazil; regional director for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean; vice president for programs; and acting president. In 1990, he took a five-year leave of absence to reestablish and direct the Peace Corps in Chile following the country’s return to democracy. Before joining the IAF, Mr. Valenzuela was, from 1976 to 1979, Andean regional representative for Church World Services, based in Peru; from 1971 to 1976, the Peace Corps’ deputy country director for El Salvador; and, from 1968 to 1971, Latin American program officer for the International Secretariat for Volunteer Service, based in Geneva. A U.S. citizen, Mr. Valenzuela was born and raised in Chile."