Alexious Butler

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Alexious Butler
Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator

Ms. Alexious Butler serves as an Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security. She is a career USAID foreign service officer. Prior to this role, Ms. Butler served as one of USAID’s Development Diplomats in Residence (DDIR) at Morehouse College from June 2020 through September 2021. In 2019, she completed a four-year assignment in the Haiti Mission, where she served initially as the Democracy, Rights and Governance (DRG) Office Chief and then served as Deputy Mission Director (DMD). Her DMD portfolio included the Offices of Foreign Disaster Assistance, Economic Growth and Agriculture, Food for Peace, and DRG. Prior to her Haiti assignments, Ms. Butler served as a DRG Officer in South Sudan, Bangladesh, Iraq and Afghanistan as well as in Washington DC in the Bureau for Africa’s Conflict, Peacebuilding and Governance section.

Before joining USAID in 2006, Ms. Butler was the Resident Representative for the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in Uganda, where she managed women's political participation, “Parties in Parliament” and electoral observation programs as well as voter education and outreach in northern Uganda. She also worked with NDI in Kenya and Tanzania on political party development. Upon completing her Master's studies at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2002, Ms. Butler began working with the Africa Section of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). At NED, she managed civil society programs in East and southern Africa as well as Nigeria.

A native of Atlanta, GA, Ms. Butler worked in the private sector for almost 10 years as a public relations specialist for a variety of clients, including Bayer Pharmaceuticals, McDonald's, Nestle, Coca-Cola, and the World Bank. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Duke University in 1994. Ms. Butler also holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College.

Last updated: October 07, 2021

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