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US embassy appoints new USAID mission director


Tue, Dec 5, 2014

The US Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS has announced the appointment of Christopher Cushing as the mission director for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Eastern and Southern Caribbean, effective October 21, 2014.{{more}} He is based in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Most recently, Cushing served as USAID mission director in Ecuador. Prior to that, he served as the director of the Strategy, Budget and Program Office for USAID’s Latin American and the Caribbean Bureau (LAC) programmes and deputy director of LAC’s Regional Sustainable Development office. He was also strategy team leader for LAC’s Strategy, Budget and Program Office and a supervisory programme officer in Panama and Honduras. Prior to joining USAID, Cushing served on the Peace Corps staff in Paraguay and Costa Rica as a training coordinator, as well as in Slovakia and the Baltics as programme and training officer.