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David Atteberry currently serves as USAID’s deputy assistant administrator for the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3). He previously served as the Agency’s mission director in Nepal, overseeing a staff of over 100 employees and a development portfolio including three presidential initiatives—Feed the Future, Global Health and Global Climate Change.
Prior to Nepal, Atteberry served as deputy mission director in Afghanistan and Ghana.
Atteberry’s career as an international development expert spans more than 35 years in 11 countries in Africa, the Caribbean, Middle East and Asia.
In 1982, Atteberry began his career with USAID in Zaire as an embedded adviser in the Ministry of Agriculture, following work with the United Nations Development Program and as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in the Central African Republic. In 1987, he became a Foreign Service Officer, serving as a project officer in the Haiti mission’s Agriculture Office in 1988. From 1992 to 1996, he served in Mali as a project development officer.
From 1996 to 1998, Atteberry was supervisory program officer for USAID’s mission in Jamaica, then as supervisory program officer, division chief for the Africa Bureau’s Office of West African Affairs. From 2002 to 2005, Atteberry served as supervisory program officer for Guinea and Sierra Leone. From 2005 to 2007, he was director of the Regional Economic Growth and Integration Office for East Africa.
From March 2007 to April 2008, Atteberry served as the USAID Representative in an embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team with the 4th Combat Brigade, 1st Infantry Division in South Baghdad, Iraq, where he provided development expertise to support military counterinsurgency.
Atteberry received a Master’s Degree in international agricultural development and a Bachelor’s Degree in wildlife and fisheries science from Texas A&M University.
Last updated: October 23, 2013