Susan Kosinski Fritz has been directing USAID’s mission in Serbia and Montenegro since August 2010. She is based in Belgrade and travels regularly to Podgorica as to oversee Montenegro’s programs.
Fritz was deputy mission Director in Kosovo from 2007 to 2010, and prior to that served 2½ years as a regional democracy officer, focusing on USAID’s Democracy and Governance Offices in the Balkans. From 2001 to 2005, Fritz directed the Democracy and Conflict Mitigation Office for USAID/Central Asia, a regional mission based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She covered the five former Soviet Central Asian Republics. From 1999-2001, Fritz worked as the senior elections advisor, and elections and political process team leader in USAID/Washington’s Global Democracy Center.
Fritz joined USAID in 1989 as presidential management intern. She initially served as a civil servant working on Eastern Europe's democratic transition after the fall of the Berlin Wall. She began her Balkans and Foreign Service career in 1996 serving in Bosnia and Herzegovina as USAID’s Office of Democracy chief when USAID established a Mission in Sarajevo following the war and the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement. Today she is a member of the Senior Foreign Service.
Prior to joining USAID, Fritz worked three years at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree from American University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Rutgers University.
Last updated: May 25, 2012