David Atteberry, USAID/Macedonia Country Representative

USAID/Macedonia Country Representative
USAID/Macedonia Country Representative

David Atteberry is a Senior Foreign Service Officer with USAID whose international development career spans over 37 years in 12 countries across the globe in Africa, the Caribbean, Middle East and Asia.

Immediately prior to his selection as the Senior Development Advisor to the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) Mr. Atteberry was the Deputy Assistant Administrator for the USAID/Washington E3 Bureau overseeing the Agency Economic Growth portfolio.

Prior to that Mr. Atteberry was the Mission Director in Kathmandu, Nepal (2011-2013) leading a staff of over 100 employees in the management and oversight of a $400 million development portfolio; was the Deputy Mission Director in Afghanistan (2010), and was USAID’s Deputy Mission Director in Ghana (2008-09).

In 1982, Mr. Atteberry began his career with USAID in Zaire as an embedded advisor in the Ministry of Agriculture following his work as a UNDP program manager and as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in the Central African Republic from 1978 to 1981.He then became a U.S. FSO with USAID in 1987 and in 1988 he went to USAID/Haiti as a Project Officer for the Agriculture Office.From there, he worked at USAID/Mali in 1992 as a Project Development Officer where he remained until 1996.

From 1996 to 1998, he was assigned as Supervisory Program Officer for USAID/Jamaica, then as Supervisory Program Officer, Division Chief for the Office of West African Affairs, Africa Bureau. In 2002, Mr. Atteberry became the Supervisory Program Officer for USAID/Guinea and Sierra Leone where he remained until 2005. Mr. Atteberry served as the Director, Regional Economic Growth & Integration Office for USAID/East Africa from 2005 to 2007.

From March 2007 to April 2008, Mr. Atteberry worked as the USAID Representative in an embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team with the 4th Combat Brigade 1st Infantry Division in South Baghdad, Iraq, where he provided development expertise to support military counter insurgency efforts in an extremely dangerous environment.

Mr. Atteberry received both his master’s degree in international Agricultural Development and his bachelor’s degree in Wildlife & Fisheries Science from Texas A&M. He is married to his wife Marie-Claude with two children, Maggie and Tyler, and two grandchildren. He speaks French and English.

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Last updated: November 03, 2017

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