Gayle Smith

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Gayle E. Smith
Gayle Smith USAID Portrait.jpg
Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development
Assumed office
December 2, 2015
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Alfonso Lenhardt (Acting)
Personal details
Alma mater University of Colorado, Boulder
Website Official biography

Gayle Smith is an American public administrator and the current administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

Smith was previously the special assistant to the President of the United States and Senior Director for Development and Democracy at the U.S. National Security Council.[1]

On April 30, 2015, President Obama announced his nomination of Smith to be the new administrator for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to succeed Dr. Rajiv Shah, who resigned the post in February 2015.[2] There was some opposition to her appointment.[3][4] The Senate delayed confirmation.[5] Smith was later confirmed on November 30, 2015.[6][7]

Awards[edit]

Smith has won the following awards:[1]

  • 1989 World Journalism Award from the World Affairs Council
  • 1991 World Hunger Year Award
  • 1999 U.S. National Security Council’s Samuel Nelson Drew Award for Distinguished Contribution in Pursuit of Global Peace.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "White House Profile:Gayle Smith". The White House. 
  2. ^ Cooper, Helene. "Obama Nominates Gayle Smith to Lead U.S.A.I.D.". NYTimes.com. The New York Times. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Amid Ethiopia Elections 2015, Obama's USAID Nominee Gayle Smith Slammed For Supporting Africa's Repressive Regimes". International Business Times. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 
  4. ^ Picard, Joe. "Senate should not confirm Gayle Smith". TheHill. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 
  5. ^ Hulse, Carl (2015-09-10). "Partisan Tussle Keeps Top U.S. Aid Job Vacant". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 
  6. ^ "Senate Confirms Gayle E. Smith as Head of U.S.A.I.D.". The New York Times. November 30, 2015. Retrieved December 5, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Senate's Confirmation of Gayle Smith as Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development". United States Department of State. November 30, 2015. Retrieved December 4, 2015. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Alfonso Lenhardt
Acting
Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development
2015–present
Incumbent