Mr. Clinton D. White serves as the Counselor for the United States Agency for International Development. He has more than 20 years of experience in the public sector and is a member of the Senior Foreign Service.
Prior to this assignment, Mr. White joined the Barbados-based USAID Mission in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC) in September 2019 as the Regional Representative, assuming leadership of the Mission’s portfolios in the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Barbados, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Bahamas. USAID’s work in the ESC region directly supports U.S. foreign policy priorities, fortifying efforts to stem crime and violence, promoting sustainable development growth programs, addressing food security, and building resilience to natural disasters and climate change.
Mr. White also served as the Senior Development Advisor for USAID/Libya, where he was responsible for leading the Mission on advancing economic development, democracy and governance, and stabilization programs. He previously served as the Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA) in the Management Bureau, helping to advance key management and operational reforms. During his career, he has also served overseas as a USAID Regional Controller, directing financial management operations in numerous Missions, including Egypt (2009–2013), Pakistan (2008–2009), Senegal (2005–2008), and Ghana (2003–2005).
Mr. White’s career also includes working with national and municipal governments as well as a range of private-sector and civil-society groups, including those representing women, youth, and marginalized communities, in their efforts to improve the lives of families, communities, and countries.
He is committed to the goals of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. Mr. White has championed partnerships between USAID and our nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities, helping the Agency inspire purpose-driven engagement to tackle some of the world’s most vexing development and humanitarian challenges.
Mr. White holds a BS in Business (Marketing) from the University of West Florida and an MBA from the University of West Florida. He studied Organizational Development and Leadership at the University of West Florida, as well as Public Financial Management at Duke University.