For Immediate Release

Press Release

Jerusalem - Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power held a swearing-in ceremony for Amy Tohill-Stull, the new Mission Director for USAID West Bank and Gaza. 

As Mission Director, Tohill-Stull will oversee a program of over $150 million annually to improve the lives of the Palestinian people and promote lasting peace. USAID empowers Palestinians to build thriving communities, promote inclusive development, and advance a two state solution. 

"I can think of no one better equipped to lead our work in the West Bank and Gaza than Amy, with her unrelenting commitment and persistence, reliability in a crisis, and ability to win the trust and loyalty of those who work for her. USAID is fortunate to have her representing our Agency, and our government, in the region," said Power.

Amy Tohill-Stull is a member of the Senior Foreign Service with more than 25 years of experience. Previously, she was Deputy Assistant to the Administrator of USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA). Additionally, she has served as the Deputy Assistant Administrator within USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance. Her most recent field assignment was in Nepal as Mission Director.  Other previous USAID assignments abroad include Afghanistan, Jordan, Zimbabwe and the Central Asian Republics. 

Ms. Tohill-Stull received a Master’s degree in International Development from American University and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Purdue University. 

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