Mission Director, Yemen
On June 14, 2013, Herbert Smith was sworn is as Mission Director to Yemen.
Mr. Smith most recently completed his service as Acting Mission Director at USAID/Haiti. Mr. Smith served as Acting Mission Director since June 2012. He became Deputy Mission Director of USAID/Haiti in July 2011.
Mr. Smith has been with USAID since 1979. From 1979-1991, Mr. Smith served as Program Analyst, then a Supervisory Program Analyst for USAID s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) in Washington, D.C. From 1991-1995, Mr. Smith served as an USAID/FFP Officer for USAID/Bangladesh, and from 1995-1999 as Director of the Office of Food and Humanitarian Assistance for USAID/Ethiopia. From 1999-2007 he worked for USAID/Indonesia, first as the Director of the Office of Food Assistance until 2004, followed by serving as the Director of the Office of Basic Human Services (health, water and environment, and food security). From 2007-2008, Mr. Smith served as the Deputy Team Leader of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Fallujah for USAID/Iraq. From 2008-2010, he was the Director of USAID/Afghanistan's Office of Provincial Reconstruction Teams, where he was responsible for 150 USAID American Officers working on Provincial Reconstruction Teams throughout the country. Following Afghanistan Mr. Smith served as the Office Director for Democracy, Governance, and Education portfolios for USAID/Lebanon.
Mr. Smith has a M.A. in international affairs from American University, and a B.A. in political science from the University of Delaware. Mr. Smith served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal from 1976 to 1978. Mr. Smith is married to Sarah, and father to Christian and Andrew.
Last updated: January 14, 2014