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Kevin Mullally is USAID’s first mission director for South Sudan, following the re-designation of the Agency's Sudan field office in Juba to a fully delegated mission upon the independence of South Sudan on July 9, 2011.
Prior to South Sudan, Mullally served as mission director in Senegal from 2007 to 2011. In June 2011, the Government of Senegal awarded him one of the nation’s highest honors, Officier de l’Ordre National du Merite, for his leadership in supporting education in Senegal through a USAID program that repaired or built more than 100 middle schools, donated more than 2 million textbooks, provided Internet connections for more than 408 rural schools, improved curricula and school management by local administrators and parent associations, and promoted public-private partnership.
Mullally served as mission director in Rwanda from 2005 to 2007 and as deputy mission director in Mali from 2002 to 2005. He was director of the Food and Agriculture Office at the Bangladesh mission from 1992 to 1995 and deputy director of the Agriculture Office in Haiti (1989-92) and Niger (1984-89). Mullally also served as the Agency's director for Human and Institutional Development in Ethiopia from 1997 to 2002 and as supervisory general development officer in Mali from 1995 to 1997. His first assignment for USAID was in 1982 in Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso), where he managed a forestry development project. He has extensive experience in agriculture assistance, a major focus of the South Sudan mission.
Prior to joining USAID, Mullally was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Chad and Niger, where he worked in forestry. He has a bachelor's in forestry from Stephen F. Austin State University and a master's in international management studies from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Last updated: March 20, 2013