J. Brian Atwood is the administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). As the Administrator of USAID since May 10, 1993, J. Brian Atwood has led the agency toward dramatic management reforms and a clearer development strategy. He has helped promote a number of highly successful initiatives in the areas of global environmental change, disaster assistance, and child immunization and health. He has led presidential delegations to Rwanda and the greater Horn of Africa. Atwood has also been a driving force at USAID behind the Lessons Without Borders program, which has applied successful overseas development assistance programs to the problems of America’s inner cities. His management skills have rejuvenated programmatic quality at USAID. Atwood’s career in foreign policy began 30 years ago when he joined the Foreign Service to serve in Cote d’Ivoire and Spain. He also served on the staff of former Sen. Thomas Eagleton, as Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations under the Carter Administration, and as Executive Director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee under former Sen. Lloyd Bentsen. Atwood held the position of President of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, where he helped encourage successful democratic change in many countries. He also served as Dean of Professional Studies and Academic Affairs at the Foreign Service Institute.