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Teresa McGhie was sworn in as USAID’s mission director for South Sudan on July 25, 2014.
McGhie previously served as USAID's mission director in Angola, beginning in January 2012. She oversaw programs supporting democracy and governance, elections, economic growth, prevention of HIV/AIDS and the President's Malaria Initiative.
McGhie served as deputy mission director in Mozambique and as regional legal adviser in Sudan, where she provided legal advice for USAID’s largest humanitarian program at the time and for the mission's complex development programs. She also served in the Regional Development Mission for Asia in Bangkok and the East Africa Regional Mission in Nairobi. She joined USAID in 2000 as a legal officer.
Prior to her foreign service career, McGhie was an associate attorney with Sidley and Austin in Washington, D.C., and with Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe in New York City. She also served as the assistant director of the International Legal Studies Program and as director of the Summer Law Program in Chile for American University’s Washington College of Law.
McGhie holds a Bachelor's degree in political science from Utah State University and a law degree from American University.
Last updated: May 12, 2016