E. Jed Barton is the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Europe Regional Mission Director. A Senior Foreign Service Officer with a rank of Counselor, he has served USAID for more than 20 years. As head of the Europe Regional Mission, Mr. Barton is responsible for the U.S. Government’s development assistance programs in the region – Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and Cyprus. While development challenges are unique in each country, the Mission's programs broadly support transition to a broad-based, market-oriented democracy, focusing in democracy and governance, economic growth, and health assistance.
Prior to this assignment, Mr. Barton served as the Deputy Mission Director of Strategic Planning for the USAID Mission in Afghanistan. With an annual operating budget averaging over $2 billion and a project portfolio worth more than $11.4 billion, the Afghan Mission administered the largest and most-complex bi-lateral assistance program in the 50-year span of the Agency. In Afghanistan, he managed over 330 staff in the offices of Program and Project Development, Democracy and Governance, Economic Growth and Infrastructure, and at three of the five regional command platforms. From August 2005 to June 2011, Mr. Barton was USAID’s Regional Controller in Egypt. In this capacity, he established the Agency’s largest overseas financial service center, the primary coordinating office for financial management in-service training, and a hub tasked with developing technology solutions for financial management operations.
Mr. Barton joined USAID as a Foreign Service Officer in August 1989. In addition to those mentioned above, other assignments include Regional Controller at USAID Peru, Controller for USAID Nepal, Deputy Controller at USAID Bolivia, and Financial Management Officer at the USAID East Africa Regional Mission. He received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing, with minors in Accounting and Spanish, from Utah State University. Mr. Barton is married and has four children.
Last updated: June 03, 2013