Haven Cruz-Hubbard is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor for the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Mr. Cruz-Hubbard was appointed as USAID’s Mission Director to Guatemala in October of 2022.
Previously, Mr. Cruz-Hubbard was Mission Director in South Sudan and Deputy Mission Director in the Dominican Republic, during which time he also served for two years as Acting Mission Director. Prior assignments include service as the Senior Legal Officer in USAID/Afghanistan, USAID’s Foreign Service Deputy General Counsel, Assistant General Counsel for Africa and the Bureau for Food Security, and Resident Legal Officer in Dakar, Senegal, covering eleven countries in West Africa, and in Lima Peru, also covering Ecuador and Colombia.
Mr. Cruz-Hubbard has worked with USAID since 2002. Prior to joining USAID, Mr. Cruz-Hubbard practiced law for five years in Los Angeles, California with two prominent law firms. Before his legal career, Mr. Cruz-Hubbard studied Mandarin in Beijing, People’s Republic of China and Spanish in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
Mr. Cruz-Hubbard has a J.D. from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and a B.A. in Spanish and Political Science from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
A native of Washington, D.C., Mr. Cruz-Hubbard is married with four children. His foreign languages include Spanish, French and Mandarin Chinese.