Roman Napoli is the Director of the Office of Budget and Resource Management, responsible for the formulation, justification, and execution of the Agency’s program budget. He serves as the top advisor to USAID’s leadership on the budget. In this role, he ensures the perspective of the Agency and its experts in every aspect of the resource process, ensuring that foreign assistance is informed and influenced by U.S. development interests.
Mr. Napoli has served in numerous leadership positions in the Department of State and USAID and has operated as an integral part of USAID’s leadership team. He previously served as the Policy Director in the State Department’s Office of Foreign Assistance, co-led USAID’s Transformation, worked in the Front Office of USAID’s Policy, Planning, and Learning Bureau, and served as Agency’s first Deputy Program Management Improvement Officer. Additionally, he previously served in and led the Office of Budget and Resource Management, ensuring billions in new resources to address Ebola, Zika, and to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Earlier in his career, he led all budget and strategy efforts for the State Department’s Middle East Partnership Initiative, at the height of the Arab Spring. In addition, Mr. Napoli previously worked in Congress and served at the Federal Emergency Management Agency following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita including working as a Senior Advisor to the President’s Coordinator of Federal Support for the Recovery and Rebuilding of the Gulf Coast.
He holds a Master’s degree in Public Service Administration from the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University and is a Distinguished Graduate of the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resources at the National Defense University.