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Thomas R. Delaney is the Mission Director for USAID/Guatemala. In collaboration with other elements of the U.S. Government and Guatemalan counterparts, he will lead USAID efforts in support of the U.S. Central American Strategy, which focuses on prosperity, good governance and security. Prior to his arrival in Guatemala in July 2016, he served as the Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Africa, which is responsible for programs in 42 African countries with annual budgets of over $8 billion.
Previously, Mr. Delaney was USAID’s Mission Director in Mexico (2011-2014). He also served as the Deputy Mission Director in Iraq from 2008-2009, Egypt from 2009- 2011, and the Central Asian Republics (a regional Mission covering Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan) from 2005-2008.
Since joining USAID in 1989, Mr. Delaney also served in various positions in Peru, Iraq, Armenia, the West Bank and Gaza, Guatemala (1992-1995) and Washington.
Mr. Delaney is a former Artillery Officer in the United States Marine Corps, and holds Bachelor and Masters Degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.
Last updated: August 16, 2016