Tom Delaney

Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator

Tom Delaney is the Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Africa, which provided $8.1 billion in assistance to 42 African countries in 2012. In this capacity, he oversees operations in the Bureau’s Office of Development Planning, which provides leadership in policy, outreach, strategy, program analysis, and budget; the Office of Administrative Management Staff, which handles personnel assignments, organizational management, and administrative support; and the Office of Southern Africa Affairs.

Prior to this appointment, Mr. Delaney spent three years as USAID’s Mission Director in Mexico. He also served as the Deputy Mission Director in Iraq from 2009-11 and the Central Asian Republics (a regional Mission covering Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan) from 2005-08.

Mr. Delaney has also held positions as a Program Office Director in the Agency’s Peru and Armenia missions, and he was a Project Development Officer in the Guatemala and West Bank/Gaza missions.

Prior to joining USAID in 1989, Mr. Delaney spent over a decade serving as an Artillery Officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Mr. Delaney holds both a Bachelor's and a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and studied for three semesters at the Universidad Centroamericana in San Salvador, El Salvador. 

Last updated: October 08, 2014

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