Mary C. Ott

Mary C. Ott
Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator

Mary Ott currently serves as USAID’s senior deputy assistant administrator for the Middle East with oversight of Egypt, the West Bank and Gaza. Dr. Ott previously served as mission director in Egypt, after serving as the Agency’s senior deputy assistant administrator for the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3). She also served as director of E3’s Office of Economic Growth.

A Senior Foreign Service Officer, Ott has served at USAID for 31 years. Before joining E3 in 2007, she was a senior director in the Office of Trade Capacity Building while on detail to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. She also served as deputy mission director in Egypt (2003-2006) and as deputy mission director in Bangladesh (200-2003). Prior posts include director of the Economic Growth Office in El Salvador and chief economist for the Bureau of Latin America and the Caribbean. She also served as mission economist in Panama, the Eastern Caribbean and Guatemala.

Dr. Ott received her Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in agriculture economics from the University of California at Davis. 

Last updated: June 15, 2015

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