Mauricio P. Vera

Mauricio Vera
Director

Mauricio P. Vera is a career member of the Senior Executive Service and has served as Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) since 2008. In this role, Mr. Vera leads USAID’s efforts to provide maximum opportunities for U.S. small businesses to participate in agency contract awards through outreach, education, and creative procurement initiatives. Under Mr. Vera’s leadership, USAID achieved significant and unprecedented improvements in its small business accomplishments. The agency has increased its contract awards to small businesses every year under his tenure, culminating in the highest dollar obligations ever awarded worldwide in Fiscal Year 2019. In 2016, Mr. Vera received a Meritorious Presidential Rank Award, a prestigious career recognition awarded to only five percent of the Federal Government’s Senior Executives for sustained superior accomplishments and inspirational leadership.

From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Vera successfully managed the Small Business Program at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Previously, Mr. Vera established and managed the Smithsonian Institution’s Supplier Diversity Program.  Mr. Vera, a native of Chile, earned an MBA from George Mason University and a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Maryland.

Last updated: July 30, 2020

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