Thomas Hand

Thomas Hand
Director, Office of Management Services

Tom Hand, Director of Bureau for Management, Office of Management Services, is responsible for worldwide oversight and management of Agency infrastructure.  His responsibilities also include real property and asset management, facilities maintenance, travel and transportation of good and effects and records management for the agency. Priority issues include renovation of the USAID space at the Ronald Regan Building, domestic and overseas management, and continuity of operations planning.

Before taking on his current role, he served as the Chief of the Overseas Management Division within the Bureau for Management (M Bureau), Office of Management Services, supporting the management functions that underpin USAID’s field offices overseas and Backstop 03, Executive Officers. In that effort, he served as the business advisor to AA/M and M Bureau Offices in promulgating sound management choices related to overseas operations.  He also served as the Acting Chief of M Bureau, Office of Management Services, Travel and Transportation Division, where he had oversight for the overall management of transportation, travel, visas, passports, storage and the Travel Management Center.  

Mr. Hand joined USAID in January 1993 as a Foreign Service Executive Officer and was a Supervisory or Regional Executive Officer in Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Windhoek, Namibia; Bamako, Mali; Washington, DC; Moscow, Russia; and Bogota, Columbia.  Mr. Hand took time off from USAID to earn his J.D. from Boston College Law School in 2006 and is licensed to practice law in Maine.  From 2006 – 2010 he practiced law with the Volunteer Lawyer’s Project in Maine and with Baker and McKenzie in Taipei, Taiwan. 

Mr. Hand also served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Cive, Mauritania and as a General Services Officer in Nepal, Yemen, and Mauritania. 

Last updated: September 04, 2018

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