Susan Kosinski Fritz was sworn in as the Regional Mission Director to Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova on June 10th, 2016. Prior to her position as Regional Mission Director, Fritz was Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Europe and Eurasia (E&E) Bureau beginning in August 2014, and served as Acting Assistant Administrator for E&E from January 2015-January 2016. In that role, Fritz oversaw program and management systems for the Bureau’s $500 million annual budget to assist 13 countries in Europe and Eurasia. Her responsibilities included strategic planning, policy and program implementation, and financial, human and administrative resource management. Fritz represented USAID/E&E as a principal interlocutor with the National Security Council, the Department of State and other U.S. Government agencies regarding policy and programming in the Balkans and Azerbaijan.
During her 27 year USAID career, Fritz served as Mission Director in East Africa and Serbia and Montenegro, Deputy Mission Director in Kosovo, Regional Democracy Officer in Bulgaria, and Democracy Office Director in Central Asia and in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In Washington, she served as the Elections and Political Process Team Leader in the Democracy and Governance Center, and in several positions in the E&E Bureau’s Democracy Office. Fritz has a Master of Public Administration degree from American University and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Political Science from Rutgers University.
Last updated: August 24, 2016